Our focus right now is getting kids home from hospital sooner

23 August 2021

Every child deserves the right to a happy, positive childhood free from pain, sickness and worry.

Sydney’s network of world-leading paediatric hospitals and services see thousands of sick kids and their families every year, who require care for many different reasons – from stitches and broken arms to treatment for cancers and rare diseases. 

One thing all these kids have in common when walking through the doors of the hospital, regardless of their disease or condition, is the exceptional care waiting on the other side. 

Our vision is to achieve extraordinary outcomes for children’s health and wellbeing through supporting world-class clinical excellence, the best possible patient experience, and unlocking the discoveries of tomorrow through cutting-edge research. 

Every sick child deserves to be a kid first and a patient second.  

We can’t do it alone which is why we’re calling on the entire community to join our mission. This means: 

  • Working to support virtual care so children can access medical services from the comfort and security of their home, or at least closer to home
  • Helping kids requiring ongoing medical care access the tools and resources needed to achieve a quality education, especially when readjusting to the community and school
  • Advocating for the new and innovative services that are changing the way kids are cared for outside of the hospital environment because kids are missing home, and we know back at home their families are also missing them
  • Supporting scientists and clinicians so they can continue pushing research boundaries and unlocking the discoveries of tomorrow so kids can get home from hospital even sooner

 Sick children always deserve to be kids first - even if tests and scans replace field trips and exams. That’s why this quarter we’re focusing on getting kids home from hospital sooner. 

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