The unwavering work of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation
Last December, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation was one of two South Australian charities to receive an unexpected $50,000 donation through SA Lotteries.
We were thrilled to partner with the Foundation and deliver the surprise boost to their funding, bolstering their incredible work supporting South Australia’s only dedicated children’s and obstetrics hospital.
With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing its own unexpected surprises this year, the committed team at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation has been working hard to make sure Aussie families continue to receive the very best in medical care, hospital facilities and support services at a time when they need it most.
As part of their assistance to the hospital, one focus has been ensuring the wellbeing of the frontline healthcare workers and alleviating stress for patients and their families.
Due to heightened infection prevention measures in the hospital, play items for children have been removed from waiting areas. However, the Foundation has worked with the Play Therapy team to supply individual-use activity packs, filled with colouring-in books, pencils, packs of cards and small games for children.
Having access to play is key for patients and their families as it is proven to improve health and wellbeing and ease stress. It’s fantastic that the Foundation are finding ways for this service to continue.
In the lead up to Easter, the Foundation also delivered some well-deserved sweet treats to hospital staff, including 100 goody bags and over 1,000 chocolate eggs and bunnies.The initiative was a great display of appreciation for the hardworking doctors and nurses.
In addition to adapting their regular support services, the Foundation is also supporting a group of South Australian virologists, immunologists and clinicians who are collaborating on COVID-19 research, with one aspect looking exclusively at the virus in pregnant women and children.
The research will help determine if a ‘super race’ of the virus does exist and give a greater understanding of the response and recovery of COVID-19 patients.
We are proud to support the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation and help them to continue making a positive difference for South Australian families. Find out more about their important work and our contribution in the video below.