The Western Health Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the Western Health so additional hospital equipment and facilities can be purchased, ensuring that Western Heath can take even better care of the people of Melbourne's West.
Some of the funding projects the Foundation is working towards include:
Updating Equipment and Facilities in the Children's Ward at Sunshine Hospital
Bringing sunshine into the lives of sick kids is something the staff in the children's ward feels strongly about. Whether it's a nurse with a hug and a smile, a ward full of happy colours, or the latest, safest equipment, the staff want to provide the children of Melbourne's west the best possible care, in the most supportive environment.
While the smiles and hugs are on ready supply, unfortunately, the most up-to-date medical equipment is often not. Sunshine Hospital has been referred to as "the invisible children's hospital". It is actually the third largest provider of paediatric services in Victoria – there have been over 10,000 admissions to the children's ward over the last three years – and yet it is in urgent need of both equipment and facility upgrades. Because of this, all donations and contributions make a significant difference for the children, their families and the staff on the ward.
Some of the projects The Foundation is currently fundraising for in the children's ward include medical and functional equipment, including an immunisation fried, breast pumps, oximeters and single sofa beds for parents to sleep on, a refurbishment to brighten up the entire ward and the purchase of several portable digital diversional therapy tool devises (DITTOs)