On Friday 29 October, thank Canberra’s healthcare heroes and assist exceptional patient care by supporting CAN GIVE DAY.

CAN GIVE DAY is a “Festival of Giving”, a day to celebrate helping others and to make a difference. It’s a 24-hour fundraising campaign for Canberra Hospital Foundation, supported by matched donations, individual and team fundraising, and virtual events that brings the Canberra community together.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

CHANGEMAKERS

THANK THE FRONT LINE

Right now, our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that spread rapidly throughout Canberra and the nation. They are putting themselves in the path of this virus. Our doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, EMTs, pharmacists and everyone who supports patient care are rising to the occasion and caring for our most vulnerable patients.

To date, Canberra Hospital Foundation has delivered more than 2000 wellbeing kits to healthcare heroes on the COVID-19 frontline. You can help us reach all 7000.

There are many ways you can give—sing your heart out, create a LEGO masterpiece, host your own fundraiser or make a gift to send a message to a special healthcare hero right now. No matter how you can give - you will be life giving.

  • Katarina just donated $26.00
  • Contracts Management just created a team in CAN GIVE DAY CHS Teams
  • Northside Panel &Paint just donated $104.00
  • Lauren D’Monte just donated $26.00
  • Anonymous just donated $10.00
  • Josephine Smith just donated $50.00
  • Raymond & Debbie Lee just donated $208.00
  • Sheila O'Neill just donated $104.00
  • Angus W just donated $10.40
  • Infinity Kitchens and Joinery just donated $104.00
  • Catherine Trevaskis just donated $20.80
  • Rosalie Brand just donated $20.80
  • Tina Qi just donated $52.00
  • DAVID DUSAN KUJOVIC just donated $20.80
  • mario just donated $21.00
  • Brandon Nguyen just donated $20.00
  • Cheryl just donated $52.00
  • Teri just donated $20.80
  • Connor Hayes just donated $20.00
  • Nalini Pati just donated $10.40

HELP VULNERABLE PATIENTS

Coronavirus creates extra hardship and heartache for patients who are ill or injured. They need your kindness.

CAN GIVE DAY helps all patients —babies, children, teenagers, people with cancer, while being treated at home, the injured in recovery, and those nearing the end of life. There are extra demands on a patient's well-being and comfort during pandemic with visitor restrictions. Canberra Hospital Foundation funds items that relieve boredom, toys for children and equipment that aids the delivery of treatment.

And almost every person, at some point in their life, needs public health care. Canberra Hospital Foundation supports the more than 500,000 people who are hospitalised or receive treatment in Canberra each year, beyond the coronavirus outbreak; patients of all ages, all illnesses, each area of care they need. With your support, Canberra Hospital Foundation can help every patient in some way.

What difference can I make?

Helping Canberra Hospital Foundation on CAN GIVE DAY will:

  • show your support for our healthcare heroes during the pandemic,
  • buy equipment that will support COVID-19 patient care,
  • bring smiles to patients with a visit from the Delta Dogs Therapy Program,
  • keep a patient’s partner at their side for the final time by funding cuddle beds,
  • support more patients to access cancer trials,
  • fund advanced rehabilitation robotics, and
  • train doctors on surgical techniques for children with cutting-edge resources.

The Cuddle Bed allows room for a patient's partner, parent, child or other loved one to lay next to them, creating reconnection both physically and emotionally. This helps the patient feel calm, relieves anticipatory grief, and can give a sense of peace in preparation for the final journey.

This is a cuddle bed. It has room for a patient's loved one to stay close.

What impact did CAN GIVE DAY have in 2020?

Last year’s CAN GIVE DAY raised $315,000 and funded 14 new items and services for patients including: 

  • $133,255 to Student training for a Paediatric HAL advanced patient simulator
  • $2,400 to Emergency Department for a brochure to assist non English speaking patients  
  • $3,828 to Pathology for Recliner Chairs for pregnant patients 
  • $4,159 to Adolescent Mental Health for a Day Service Programs 
  • $134,000 to Cardiology for a Portable Cardiac Ultrasound Machine 
  • $10,296 to Brindabella Rehab Service for a Cough Assist Machine 
  • $2,553 to University of Canberra Hospital for a Virtual Reality program for occupational deprivatio

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$100

Sean Mcdonnell

$50

Darlya Kruyer

$100

Kathleen Powell

For Can the Cancer

$30

Janelle Jorgensen

$30

Dorota Janiszewska

$50

Kerrie Gray

$50

Jill Grant

$150

Shawn Grady

$15

Jeff Dickinson-fox

$50

Karen Dial

$30

Sarah Day

$40

Belinda Doherty

$21

Geoffrey Brian Colquhoun

$52

Axis Psychology

Thank you 🙏

$10

Michelle Grybaitis

$21

Julie Priestley

Thank you to all our healthcare workers for your care, hardwork and sacrifice in dealing with this terrible pandemic. Also thank you to your families who have supported you. Words are not enough to express my gratitude but it is a start. ❤️

$20

Kathryn Sequoia

$21

Anonymous

Thank you 🙏

$52

Anonymous

Thank you so much ! You all are heroes 😊

$104

Lindy Bryant

$10

Anonymous

$208

Anonymous

Good on all the workers at our hospitals.

$10

Yilu Liu

$2

Anonymous

$2

Anonymous

$52

Christos Kremastos

$52

Logan. Sambandam

$52

Ron Mcleod

Thanks so very much for you amazing healthcare heroes.

$104

Runting Long

$104

Phu-nhan Nguyen

$156

Corinne & Richie Smith

$21

Tayla Millar

$50

Pam Courtier

$50

John & Elaine Gifford

$50

Richard Batt

$52

Tash Mann

$500

Anonymous

$250

Anonymous

$200

T & A Murphy

$5.02k

Riverview Projects (act) Pty Ltd

$400

Annette Doran

$104

Anonymous

$260

Graeme Rankin

$104

Daslink Pty Ltd

Go team TCH. You are the best!

$20

Kayla De Franceschi

$50

Anonymous

$104

Isabelle Anthony

For my mum Celia ❤

$200

Olivia Gesini

$1,000

Rifaat Shoukrallah

$21

Anonymous

$52

Martina Mitrova

$52

Carmel Blake

You are all amazing. Thank you for your love of everyone you look after. X

$52

Jessica Robinson Robinson

$104

Anonymous

Celia Anthony brother in law making donation

$21

Vera Burnett Burnett

$104

Allan Baxter

I had excellent care and treatment in Canberra Hospital after a recent car accident

$5.02k

Deborah Rolfe

$2

Anonymous

test

$104

Alanna Davis

Thank you, a million times over. xx With love TJ and family.

$5.02k

Deborah Rolfe

$5.02k

Deborah Rolfe

$3

Lennart Meijer

$5.02k

Deborah Rolfe