A new era of paediatric medicine

20 April 2017
By Nicola Stokes, CEO, Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Imagine a world where research and treatment work together in harmony, so that we can better diagnose and treat sick children? A world where the power of collaboration results in helping children and adolescents now and in the future?

It’s a world which Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation wants to be part of and which we’re helping to facilitate and fund as a major investor in The Bright Alliance, a world-class facility - located next to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick - which was officially opened on 18 April by the NSW Premier, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP and NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP.

The Bright Alliance is a place where the magic of collaboration is already happening - ideas are coming to life as a result of vital services coming together under the same roof, and Hospital clinicians and researchers are working towards cures for the most debilitating and complex conditions and diseases, together.

Equipped with world-class facilities and expert staff who can provide age-appropriate care, our young patients are the real winners in this collaboration. The Bright Alliance will help them to feel empowered and to take control of their own health so that they can live a life that isn’t defined by their illness.

Watch the video below to learn more about one of our Hospital’s patients, Charlie, who will benefit from The Bright Alliance.

Charlie has been treated at the Hospital since he was four months old. Now he's 17 and is transitioning into the adult healthcare system, he’ll require specialised support to ensure he feels empowered to take control of his own condition. The Bright Alliance has the world-class services he needs to do that.

Today you have a unique opportunity to invest in making this collaborative and ground-breaking healthcare ‘the new normal’ for sick and injured children and adolescents. Will you join us?

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research