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The Book Cow: More than just a book shop

Wednesday, 22nd May 24

In the heart of Kingston, opposite the Green Square, stands a place of literary delight known as The Book Cow. But what exactly is a Book Cow? To understand the name, we must delve into the story behind it.

The Heartbeat of Healing: Volunteering i...

Wednesday, 22nd May 24

Anne Folger-Pleuger talks with us about joining the CHF Choir and the importance of volunteerism.

2024 Collaborative Endeavours: Creating ...

Friday, 19th Jan 24

Read about our impactful collaboration with ClubsACT , uniting for a year-long fundraising endeavour leading up to Can Give Day 2024 and creating a difference across all hospitals and medical centres across Canberra and region.

Spreading Festive Joy: Heartfelt Impact ...

Friday, 12th Jan 24

Celebrating Jo: 10 Years of Bringing Joy...

Friday, 15th Dec 23

Read Jo's story - the hero who donates toys for children in hospital twice a year for the past 10 years and plans to keep doing so for at least another 10 years!

Tino's Story: A Christmas Emergency that...

Friday, 1st Dec 23

On Christmas Day two years ago, 12-year-old Tino and his family battled his complex medical conditions. Through the generosity of the community and our healthcare workers, he won the battle that day. He is a strong and growing boy now who receives monthly preventative treatment and his time in hospital is better.

Meeting the Dementia Challenge: The SPIC...

Tuesday, 21st Nov 23

The SPICE program is a joint initiative between Canberra Health Services and the University of Canberra Hospital aimed at providing a holistic evidence-based approach addressing all aspects of life for people with dementia and their carers. This 12-week program, which aligns with the National Dementia Plan, emphasises on meeting needs of people with dementia and their carers including mental and physical health, physical activity, social engagement, nutrition assessment and carer education and capacity building. The program is an ongoing success, and we are seeking additional funding to maximise the impact of SPICE by extending it to more participants.

Master Cook Challenge: A Culinary Advent...

Tuesday, 26th Sep 23

Meet Cathie, a familiar face in the healthcare community who takes her passion for cooking to new heights. As a 2022 Master Cook finalist, Cathie shares with us her journey and what inspires her to be a part of CAN GIVE DAY.

Return Giving: Turning Plastic into Good...

Friday, 25th Aug 23

Empty plastic bottles hold the potential to raise funds for the Canberra Hospital Foundation, and you can help us achieve our goals. Here's how!

Music therapy program enhanced with spec...

Friday, 24th Mar 23

We were able to support the music therapy program at the Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit through the purchase of additional instruments and musical equipment.

Refurbishment of accommodation creates '...

Monday, 19th Dec 22

We were able to help create a ‘home away from home’ by supporting the refurbishment of the onsite accommodation for patients and their carers who need to travel to Canberra for outpatient appointments or when visiting seriously ill family members is available.

Comfortable recliner chairs support pati...

Thursday, 15th Dec 22

The recliners are assisting the ERAS program patients with early mobilisation, and subsequent benefits include the reduction in postoperative complications and length of stay in hospital.