Funding pillars

All donations to the RCH Foundation support four key areas at the hospital:

Lifesaving equipment and technology

Rapid technological advancement and a growing number of sick children who rely on the RCH means the hospital must keep investing in the latest technology and equipment to save more lives.

For patients, access to the most advanced equipment and technology provides a range of benefits. It can:

  • decrease the length of stay in hospital
  • reduce the number of procedures and the number of anaesthetics a child may need
  • prevent the need for surgery in some cases, or when it is necessary, increase the chances of success.

Ground breaking research

The hospital is home to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne’s Department of Paediatrics, who thanks to your support, all work together to discover new treatments and cures for childhood infections and diseases. This world leading collaboration between scientists, researchers and clinicians also means new research findings can be quickly put into practice, making sure patients benefit from the most advanced care as soon as possible.

Leadership, education and training

It takes a dedicated and highly skilled team of clinicians to care for our children.

Donated funds are used to support academic leadership positions, education programs, scholarships, fellowships and training opportunities for RCH staff. This ensures that patients benefit from being treated by the best and brightest medical minds from around Australia and across the world.

Your support is also used to fund leadership positions at The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, ensuring an integrated approach to teaching and learning across the RCH campus.

Patient and family centred care

The RCH is committed to ensuring patients receive the very best care and that their families are recognised as instrumental in this process and included in each step of the way. This also includes integrating creativity into healthcare, which not only reduces the stress experienced by patients but also improves clinical outcomes.

The hospital has so many creative and interactive programs and initiatives that simply would not exist without your generous support.