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COVID-19 - a message to the community

The Canberra Hospital Foundation is committed to supporting people in our community who require healthcare services in Canberra especially those who are vulnerable and at risk in times like we are currently experiencing.

During this time of uncertainty and the heightened need to care for the people around us the Foundation will adjust the way we work, hold meetings and communicate with you.

Read more about our response to COVID19.

Sewing the seeds of Floriade at CHS

The Foundation team and some of our lovely volunteers enjoyed getting our green thumbs out this week as we planted bulbs and annuals around Canberra Hospital and UCH as part of this year's Floriade Community initiative. With special thanks to Manteena for their amazing support.

Ocean Edge by Leah Brideson

Thanks to our generous donors, "Ocean Edge" by Leah Brideson is proudly displayed in the Psychology Department at Canberra Hospital. It acknowledges commitment to Reconciliation and celebrates Voice, Treaty, Truth. 

Read the artist's statment on their work here.

Have you heard the good news? Your support has made testing children's ear functionality more efficient!

Thanks to your support, we were able to provide funding of $26,970 for the Titan, a diagnostic tympanometer. The Titan enable's a child's middle and inner ear functionality to be assess without the participation of the child. Read more

Stage 1 of the Purposeful Walking Garden Complete!

We are very excited that stage one of the Purposeful Walking Garden has been completed!
A huge thank you to the Canberra community for their generous support which has enabled an outdated an outdoor space to become vibrant, interesting and purpose designed.

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World Cancer Day 2021

Today, on World Cancer Day, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible impact our community has had on patients affected by cancer in Canberra and the surrounding region.

Read just some of the ways our generous community has supported patients at all stages of their cancer journey.

From Us to You - A message from CEO Helen Falla

We are so grateful for your support this year; your generosity of spirit and kindness has been heart-warming and has extended far beyond what 2020 has thrown at our community.

What an incredibly challenging year it has been. The Black Summer bushfires, preceded by the drought a few months prior, and if that were not enough, the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

We send a very warm and sincere thank you to you; we could not do what we do without your kindness, help and support. Your generosity has enabled us to make a positive difference to the hospital experience and health of patients in our local community and to keep going despite the challenges faced.

On behalf of every person your kindness has touched thank you for being Life Giving and helping to achieve significant outcomes and progress towards major projects.  

Wishing you and yours a safe, happy and relaxing holiday season.

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Just what Santa ordered: new limited-edition tee from Assembly Label

Assembly Label are supporting Curing Homesickness again this year with the launch of a limited-edition tee with 100% of the t-shirt sales donated to help get kids home from hospital sooner.with you.For the second consecutive year, Australian lifestyle brand Assembly Label has teamed up with Curing Homesickness to help get kids home from hospital sooner with the launch of a limited-edition t-shirt. Available instore and online from 23 November, 100% of the sales of these special tees for children, women and men will be donated to Curing Homesickness.

Find out more.

Music Legend Sayer to make CBR Feel Like Giving

In a year in which our health system and those who work in it have been so critical to our health and safety, Canberrans are encouraged to support the Canberra Hospital Foundation’s inaugural CAN GIVE DAY on Thursday 26 November.

CAN GIVE DAY will be a 24-hour ‘festival of giving’, in the style of telethons of days gone by, and will raise funds to help the Foundation support patients in hospital or those receiving treatment.

Joining the festivities will be 1970s music icon and Foundation Ambassador Leo ‘You make me feel like dancing’ Sayer. 

Thank You Canberra for Caring and Sharing

Canberra’s health care workers have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support the local community has provided them throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The Canberra Hospital Foundation’s #CHFCareShare has been so popular it has already received close to 3,700 donations for our healthcare workers at Canberra Health Services. 

CHF CEO Helen Falla said the variety of donations came with a clear message: “thank you for keeping us safe”. “Although we are not through this pandemic yet, it’s clear that the Canberra community values highly the nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, security teams, cleaning staff and administrators who are unrelenting in their drive to keep us safe and healthy,” Ms Falla said.

Read more about the community's support through the #CHFCareShare campaign here.

Canberra Hospital Foundation to receive a funding boost

Sick kids at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children will soon have a reason to smile thanks to the launch of a campaign at Coles to raise funds for leading-edge equipment.

As of today, ACT shoppers can help support the Canberra Hospital Foundation by purchasing a $2 donation card at Coles supermarkets.

The two-week campaign is part of a national initiative known as Curing Homesickness, which brings children’s hospitals from across Australia together to get sick kids home from hospital sooner or make their hospital stay easier.

New program supports mental wellbeing for rehabilitation patients during COVID19

The University of Canberra Hospital’s Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research will launch a new program focused on patient mental wellbeing, while making use of innovative rehabilitation equipment funded through Canberra Hospital Foundation.

Canberra Hospital Foundation funded the program and the provision of new equipment using donations from the GIO Road to Recovery CTP campaign.

Canberra Hospital Foundation launches #CHFCareShare

Generous Canberrans and local businesses are being urged to get behind the#CHFCareShare campaign to make sure that donations arriving at health care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic are appropriate and reach frontline workers in need of support and recognition.