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On 1 November 2021, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM was sworn in as the 27th Governor of Queensland and representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queensland’s Head of State.

In her role as Governor, she will work to help unify and promote worthy organisations which aim to improve the lives of Queenslanders. This includes using a platform for advocacy to provide patronage to a range of organisations in Queensland.

Her Excellency has extensive experience supporting Queenslanders through her exemplary work and accomplishments in medicine and public health, and most recently as Chief Health Officer.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation welcomes and gives thanks to Her Excellency for supporting the work of The Foundation by becoming Patron.

Olivia Jary, Acting CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation said “We are extremely honoured to welcome Her Excellency as our new Patron.  We sincerely appreciate Her Excellency’s work within Queensland communities and look forward to working together to help achieve our vision – for every sick child to have the best possible health care, with access to world-class research and clinical treatment in a healing environment.”

To find out more about the Governor of Queensland, please visit the Government House website.