Hear what our teams are doing day-to-day working for The Common Good.
The Prince Charles Hospital’s Critical Care Research Group is revolutionising the way donated organs are transported, addressing one of the major challenges facing the transplant field.
The Curing Homesickness initiative will fund, thanks to their major partner Coles, a pilot program which will employ a Child Life Therapist at The Prince Charles Hospital’s Children’s Emergency Department and short stay unit for a period of two years. A Child Life Therapist will not only be beneficial for young patients at the hospital but also the families of children and the hospital staff.
Medical experts at The Prince Charles Hospital Children’s Emergency Department and the Caboolture Hospital are using Virtual Reality technology to make hospital visits less traumatic for children. The Virtual Reality headsets were purchased by The Common Good using funds from the National and its major partner, Coles. The initiative helps get kids home from hospital sooner by investing in vital funding needs such as innovative research, the latest equipment and amazing health professionals that provide care for sick kids.
On December 15th 2021, the Kedron-Wavell Services Club supported the Charlie’s Angels’ annual end of year lunch for 75 Angels.
When a patient's heart and lungs begin to fail, they are often put on a treatment called extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO for short. These life-support systems are often the last chance to help critically ill patients recover by helping to pump blood and oxygen around the body. From infants to children and adults, these amazing machines have saved tens of thousands of lives worldwide.