Your donations made a huge difference in the past year. Every dollar donated is investing in the futures of sick kids.
Read our latest Impact Report for 2020/21 to discover how your fundraising supports new research, purchases state-of-the-art medical equipment, and provides patient and family services.
What we’re funding together
On behalf of sick kids and their families right across Queensland and northern New South Wales, thank you for your support, which has enabled the investment into the following areas.
Digital PET-CT scanner
The Queensland Children’s Hospital is now home to a state-of-the-art $5 million digital Positron Emission Tomography – Computer Tomography (PET-CT) scanner, thanks to a $2.5 million investment from a gift in Will donation.
The new state-of-the-art digital PET-CT scanner will provide easier and faster scans for paediatric oncology patients undergoing treatment at Queensland Children’s Hospital. Ensuring kids like Liam can have the right care delivered in the right place at the right time.Read Liam’s Story
Thanks to you, a high-density (HD) electroencephalography (EEG) machine has been funded at the Children’s Centre for Health Research in South Brisbane.
This piece of equipment is central to a research study that is monitoring brain waves in children affected by stroke and brain injury. Helping kids like Rowan have a more pleasant treatment experience and allowing them to be awake, giving clinicians a more comprehensive understanding of their brain patterns during recovery.Read Rowan's story
3D surgical navigation technology
Queensland kids with bone cancer, like Sofia, will benefit from better outcomes after surgery, thanks to cutting-edge 3D surgical navigation technology.
Thanks to your generosity, this $1.7 million piece of equipment, made Queensland Children’s Hospital the first paediatric hospital in Australia to use this technology. Without this equipment, Sofia would have faced a very different future.Read Sofia's story
Sensory play program
Our ‘playability’ loans library has been further developed thanks to your donations and the input of a very important little boy, Zayden and his family.
Zayden’s Toy Box has been named in his honour and boasts a collection of switch adapted and sensory toys for children with vision impairment, varying mobilities or cognitive abilities, and sensory needs.Read more
Brain cancer research
Because of you, Children’s Brain Cancer Centre researchers discovered that spinal fluid collected in routine lumbar punctures can be used to create a ‘genomic fingerprint’ of a child’s cancer.
This fingerprint can then be used to create individually tailored treatments. This revolutionary discovery could become the standard for treating brain cancer in kids by 2023. Research findings like this give kids like Isaac and his family hope for a better future.Read Isaac's story
Thanks to your support, a Queensland Children’s Hospital Burns and Trauma Researcher was awarded a research grant which has led to further international funding.
This funding will allow the project to provide evidence-based research towards burn first aid in the pre-hospital field of care in the United States and will impact kids like Charlie right across the globe.Read more
How we leverage your donations
When you donate to us, we are transparent about where your money goes.
For every dollar donated 59 cents goes straight to impact like research, equipment and supporting patients and families.
15 cents goes towards our future fund. This future fund allows us to make big multi-year commitments to areas of vital importance like brain cancer and cystic fibrosis.
Finally, 26 cents goes towards operating expenses and cost of fundraising allowing us to generate more income and operate with good governance.
Meet the kids
Read inspirational child stories to see your impact in action