Garden Program Vision: A Breath of Fresh Air
Getting out in nature has many benefits, including reducing levels of stress. For patients in hospital, having access to a garden not only improves their mood but has been proven to reduce blood pressure and pain, while also improving recovery time and offering an environment for children and young people to engage with their peers.
Children’s Cancer Care
Children being treated for cancer at The Royal Children's Hospital will be cared for by an integrated medical and holistic team funded by the Good Friday Appeal.
A new Telehealth Trial with regional healthcare provides aims to improve children's health across Victoria.
Virtual Care Program
Planning has started on a new model of care to treat patients beyond the four walls of the hospital and closer to home.
Child Life Therapy: In House TV programs
The Royal Children’s Hospital’s in-house TV programs – Be Positive and Hospital Lingo – are designed to help patients become familiar with hospital and stay connected with others.
Transforming Clinical Care to Improve Mental Health for Patients: Phase Two
A project which aims to ensure staff at The Royal Children’s Hospital deliver care which is sensitive to the mental health needs of patients is set to be implemented hospital wide.
The Royal Children’s Hospital is home to Australia’s first dedicated apheresis service, thanks to Good Friday Appeal support.