Our Partnership with HUSK (Hospitals United For Sick Kids)
Money raised goes towards helping kids get back home, back to the things they miss by investing in vital funding needs such as research, the latest equipment, and the amazing health professionals who deliver the care children need.
Funds are used to cure homesickness by developing services to connect kids to their homes while in hospital and making them feel a bit more at home during their hospital stay. – please can you delete this line as we ve already covered this point on top.
Funds are raised for our Canberra paediatric patients through:
- the $2 Coles Hospitals United For Sick Kids Card campaign held in March each year
- the sale of Coles Mum's Sause pasta sauce and pizza sauce
- sale of bucket hats at Lowes
You support helps kids of the Centenary Hospital for Women, Youth and Children in Garran, Canberra be kids first and patients later.
Hospitals United for Sick Kids is Australia’s only National Alliance of hospitals for children, foundations and paediatric services to help sick kids get home, back to the things they miss.
They are committed to reducing the disruption being in hospital can have on children and their families by investing in the latest research, treatments, programs and equipment to decrease the amount of time they are away from the familiarity and comforts of everyday life.
Hospitals United for Sick Kids is here for all kids, all diseases and all injuries.
In just 4 years, Hospitals United for Sick Kids have fuelled $7 million into 71 projects, touching 438,000 children across Australia. Data-driven therapies, cutting-edge equipment, innovative programs – their pillars and projects are transforming healthcare for sick kids, allowing them to be kids first and patients later.
Did you know 90% of children in hospital experience some level of homesickness?
Here's how you can help them...
Lowes Bucket Hats
From the 27th of November, $10 from every bucket hat sold supports sick kids – helping them get home, back to the things they miss.
Sause for support!
$2 Coles Hospitals United For Sick Kids Card Campaign
Every year in March you can buy a $2 Coles Hospitals United For Sick Kids Card in any Coles supermarket in Canberra to help raise funds for sick kids in our community.
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.