The Sunshine Kids Christmas Raffle has raised over $16,500 for the refurbishment of the Children's Ward at Sunshine Hospital and the Ronald McDonald Family Room®
The Ronald McDonald House Charities program has expanded their program this year with a third Victorian Ronald McDonald Family Room being constructed as part of a million dollar refurbishment here at Sunshine Hospital. Included in the refurbishment will be a dedicated child's play area, staff areas and patient rooms.
We are extrememly proud to have the support of two our regions most recognised organisations in Western Highway Honda and Harvey Norman Sunshine. Between them, they generously donated the following:
1st Prize - Honda Jazz VTi (valued at $16,990 on road) – Proudly donated by Western Highway Honda
2nd Prize – LG 60" TV (valued at $1,500) – Proudly donated by Harvey Norman Sunshine
3rd Prize – Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone (valued at $550) – Proudly donated by Harvey Norman Sunshine
4th Prize – iPad with Retina Display (valued at $420) – Proudly donated by Harvey Norman Sunshine
The draw took place in the Children's Ward at Sunshine Hospital on Friday 19 December 2014 at 1.00pm.
The winners were: 1st Prize-Ticket Number 14038 Ms T - North Sunshine, 2nd Prize-Ticket Number 154 Ms B - Point Cook, 3rd Prize-Ticket Number 10943 Mr L - Keilor East, 4th Prize Ticket Number 16743 Ms W - Ascot Vale
Congratulations to all of our winners and a very special thank you to everyone that took part.
Each year, the current 24 bed Children's Ward at Sunshine cares for more than 7,300 kids – from toddlers to adolescents. We provide a wide range of specialist care, including:
Ear, Nose and Throat
General Paediatric Medicine (Elective)
Endocrinology– for diabetes and other endocrine disorders
Adolescent Physician (12-18 years)
The original Sunshine Kids Ward was 25 years old and urgently needed re-furbishing. The Sunshine Kids Appeal has allowed us to re-fit the Ward and provide vital new services and equipment for children and their families.
Our Check List for the new Ward comprises:-
Newly renovated Bathing Room
Updated & re-fitted Beverage Bay
Negative Pressure Room
5 Bed Day Procedure (Recovery) Unit
High Care Nursery (with new monitoring systems for asthma patients)
Upgraded Nurse's Station
New entrance, flooring, paint, signage, graphic murals in all corridors
Upgraded en-suites to two single rooms
Vibrant selection of furniture and furnishings
Additional storage room for adult sized beds and cots
Ronald McDonald Family Room / Rest and Relaxation zone (with lounge, study, kitchen & laundry )
Counselling space for staff and families
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