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This year, we are celebrating a very special milestone at the Children’s Hospital Foundation – Queensland Children’s Hospital’s 10th birthday.

As the proud philanthropic arm of Children’s Health Queensland and the Queensland Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital Foundation has played an important part in the hospital’s story over the last 10 years.

Our support of the Queensland Children’s Hospital has seen thousands of volunteers donate almost 200,000 hours of their time and clinical researchers improve the outcomes possible for children with illnesses and conditions like cancer, cystic fibrosis and cerebral palsy.

Our partnership has also funded cutting-edge equipment, such as the digital PET-CT scanner and electroencephalogram (EEG) machine, to ensure Queensland kids can receive the best possible care and treatment.

Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice is proud of the role the Foundation and our supporters have played in helping the Queensland Children’s Hospital deliver exceptional care, day in and day out.

“Queensland children deserve access to the best healthcare – and our supporters make that possible, right here in Queensland,” Ms Rice said.

“As we continue to see life-changing advances in children’s healthcare, we will continue to raise our ambitions to match the thinking, the imagination, and the vision of the team at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.”

Queensland Children’s Hospital was recently recognised by Newsweek as the 10th best paediatric hospital in the world – the highest ranked institution in both Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

“For a hospital that is less than 10 years old, Queensland Children’s Hospital continues to lead the way in paediatric healthcare in Australia and around the world,” Ms Rice added.

It is this world-leading care that is changing the lives of the 400,000+ sick and injured children and young people that have walked through the Queensland Children’s Hospital’s doors since its opening on 29 November 2014.

Little lives like six-month-old Ruby.

Baby girl with hypoplastic left heart syndrome - a congenital heart condition

Ruby was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition in which the left ventricle of the heart is severely underdeveloped.

For her parents, Jade and Brendan, Queensland Children’s Hospital has been their safe space – a comfort during her treatment.

“While the journey has not always been easy, we would like to thank the staff at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. It truly is the best hospital, and we will be forever grateful for the care we have received.”

Over the years, Children’s Hospital Foundation has made many life-changing investments for heart kids like Ruby.

With your generosity, we have funded an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine to help monitor and treat children with cardiac issues.

We have also invested in research into tissue substitutes to change the way surgeons approach heart surgery and supported the extension of the CHD Life Program to help kids with heart disease live their best lives.

But the best is yet to come.

Over the next 10 months, and in the lead-up to the hospital’s 10th birthday in November, we will reflect on how supporters like you have made and continue to make this world-leading care possible.

We invite you to join us on this journey, celebrating a decade of milestones. Head here to learn how you can support the Queensland Children’s Hospital each and every day.