Recent Articles

Spreading Festive Joy: Heartfelt Impact ...

Friday, 12th Jan 24

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.

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.

Wellbeing equipment makes a difference f...

Wednesday, 14th Dec 22

Managing a mental health crisis as an adolescent can be incredibly hard. Thanks to the support of our generous community, the Canberra Hospital Foundation has been able to help enhance a day program which supports these young people.

CHF’s Samaritan Fund helps restore dig...

Tuesday, 13th Dec 22

CHF’s Samaritan Fund helps restore dignity and provides hope and comfort for vulnerable patients during a difficult time.

BreastScreen ACT Clinic waiting room, a ...

Friday, 9th Dec 22

Thanks to the support of our generous community, the Canberra Hospital Foundation has been able to help refurbish the BreastScreen ACT Clinic in Moore St.

"I needed help to rebuild my body and mi...

Wednesday, 11th May 22

David's family have been through an ordeal, from a cancer diagnosis to his stem cell transplant to a slow recovery, but with help from others they have come through it with gratitude and positivity. Read David's story.

Art and Health - healing together

Thursday, 5th Aug 21

"Attention to the arts and good design can make the difference between health environments and buildings that work and those that excel."

How we support end of life - Palliative ...

Wednesday, 2nd Jun 21

Last week was National Palliative Care Week, so we thought it was a great opportunity to shed light on the impact of comfort care items for the End of Life, which are funded through your support of the Foundation.

Our important work with our Aboriginal a...

Tuesday, 1st Jun 21

Here at the Foundation, we’re grateful to work with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners to support initiatives that encourage healing while fostering cultural connection.