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As we approach the end of 2023, we have the opportunity to reflect on the incredible year we've had, all thanks to the support of our dedicated community.

Together, you have helped to make a real difference in the lives of the people in Canberra and its surrounding regions by supporting exceptional patient care.

In the past year, because of you, we've had the privilege of funding several significant projects that promise to enhance the health outcomes for patients who find themselves in hospital, while also supporting our healthcare teams. These projects span a wide range, much like our diverse and vibrant community.

The projects you have helped to support have a shared mission: to bring positivity to the lives of individuals and families navigating some of life's most challenging moments.

You have the opportunity to join a compassionate community that plays a crucial role in supporting people in need. 

Your end-of-year contribution to the Christmas Appeal can help make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

Please consider donating to the Christmas Appeal to be a part of this heartwarming initiative. Read a letter from our CEO, Helen Falla, here

Funds raised go to support:
  • clinical trials and medical research in Canberra
  • therapeutic and supportive programs
  • transformations of away-from-bed areas, and
  • the purchase of speciality medical equipment
  • helping make Christmas better for sick kids in hospital

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You can help us spread the message of positive impact. Thank you for sharing this page with all your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and community groups.

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Together, we are making change

Giraffe Stand-alone Infant Resuscitation System

The Giraffe Stand-alone Infant Resuscitation System is a piece of equipment for moving infants and neonates within the hospital. It's a game-changer, improving care for our youngest patients and those who look after them.

This single, all-in-one unit is all about practicality and improving patient care. It combines all the essential resuscitation tools, simplifying the process, reducing setup hassles, and eliminating the need to learn multiple devices.

Using this equipment makes things easier for healthcare staff and cuts down on training time. It's a user-friendly, portable solution for high-risk deliveries, transportation, and bedside care, ensuring support for both staff and patients for the next ten years. 

EVT Digital Play Project

The EVT Digital Play Project has transformed the pediatric patient experience by providing essential tools for distraction and comfort for young patients. This includes Smileyscopes, virtual reality headsets that ease the stress of medical procedures through distraction, Storytime Pods for engaging, educational content, a mobile projector system to bring joy to waiting rooms, and BUZZY, a pain-relief device.

These innovations make a real difference, helping children and young people cope with medical procedures and hospital stays.

The impact of these tools extends for up to 10 years, ensuring a decade of support for our young patients. This initiative is about improving their healthcare journey and making it as positive as possible.

Sustainable Personalised Interventions for Cognition, Care & Engagement (SPICE)

Dementia has a profound impact in Australia, affecting memory, cognition, and behaviour, which means post-diagnostic support is required for patients and caregivers. In the ACT, where 80% of dementia cases are community-based, timely assistance is vital.

Canberra Health Services and the University of Canberra have collaborated on SPICE, a 12-week program tailored to dementia patients and caregivers. SPICE focuses on physical activity, social engagement, nutrition, education, and capacity building, streamlining support and emphasising lifestyle interventions. This project aims to significantly improve the lives of those affected by dementia, leaving a positive mark on the community.

Three other ways you can make change

1. Bring Gifts This Givemas

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Join a community of people who want to share the joy of Christmas by...
...providing gifts to patients who have endured extended hospital stays, are separated from their loved ones, or lack nearby family support.

Givemas is an opportunity to help support patients and families who find themselves unwell and hospitalised during the holiday season.

2. Adopt-a-Ward

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With the power of sharing, your organisation, business or group may want to support patients through...

...gift giving to a specific ward through our 'Adopt-a-Ward' initiative.

We will help organise a suitable ward for you to provide gifts to, providing you with the ward name, a patient demographic, a brief overview of the ward and the number of patients likely to be in hospital at the time.

3. Give Back All Year Round with Regular Giving

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Make an ongoing meaningful impact on the health and wellbeing of countless individuals by...

...joining our Regular Giving program. Your ongoing donation will help fund valuable health and wellbeing projects and programs. You can help our healthcare teams continually deliver above and beyond for every patient... every day.

Join us for Givemas Choirs this December. View the choir schedules here

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