Our mission

Our mission

We inspire our community to invest in the hospital’s future by supporting care, treatment, research and learning that will improve the lives of young people and their families.

Our vision

We are The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation and we are changing the future of children’s health. Our vision is that the RCH, founded in philanthropy, supported now and in the future will have the capacity to transform health care for children and young people.

Our Impact

The hospital will become a global centre of excellence in the care and treatment of the sickest and most vulnerable children and young people. With the support of integrated research programs, great academic leadership and first class staff, it will truly be known for its impact on childhood diseases nationally and internationally.

Our values

Moral, Ethical, Honest, Inclusive and Trustworthy

This means we will:

  • Develop open and transparent communications for our team, as well as our donors and stakeholders, building trust and fostering collaboration.
  • Create an inclusive and supportive environment, by demonstrating respect and empathy.
  • Commit to being ethical, fair and just.
  • Champion diversity and inclusion as ongoing, evolving work.

Gratitude and appreciation guide what we do and how we act

This means we will:

  • Lead with respect, actively listening and supporting each other, our donors and our stakeholders.
  • Recognise that every single team member plays a valuable role within the organisation.
  • Actively show appreciation and compassion in all of our relationships.
  • Share stories and moments of gratitude with our team and our community to remain connected and top of mind.

Change and creativity are central to who we are

This means we will:

  • Collectively collaborate and commit to change.
  • Foster agility in our thinking and our work; reviewing, evaluating and pivoting where needed.
  • Encourage new ideas by embracing curiosity, and creating new conversations.
  • Create safe spaces to test new thinking and approaches.

Beyond best practice

This means we will:

  • Strive to be a charity of choice, holding ourselves to the highest standards for our staff, donors and the hospital.
  • Empower each team member to do their best and thrive for the future, by providing the space, resources and support they need.
  • Celebrate our cross-team expertise, by sharing knowledge and seeking new ways to continually improve.
  • Ensure we have the people, resources and expertise needed to be the best we can.