Latest news from the Monash Health Foundation

Pedal power raises $153,000 for enhanced prostate cancer patient care

Last weekend (5-6 December) the Urology team rode a virtual 1000km and raised $153,000 for prostate cancer patient care. The inaugural ‘Pump the Pedals for Prostate Cancer’ was held at Casey Hospital, raising funds for new ultrasound prostate biopsy equipment and to extend the prostate cancer nursing program. Monash Health Chief Executive Andrew Stripp helped

Christmas is coming…

With Christmas rapidly approaching, the Monash Health Foundation is seeking donations of presents for patients who will be in Monash Children’s Hospital on Christmas Day. Donations of brand new gifts (unwrapped) for children and young people from 0-18 are very welcome, as are rolls of wrapping paper. While we welcome offers of gifts, there are

Bailey’s Day founder receives Australian honour

Patrick Tessier, one of our strongest and most committed supporters of Monash Children’s Hospital, was presented with his Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) last week. Ron Fairchild, Director of the Monash Health Foundation said that Patrick has made a significant difference to patient care in the MCH Cancer Centre by contributing more than

‘Celebration at Home’ hits a high note

The Dandelion Wishes Celebration at Home was held last Saturday night (21 November) and raised more than $329,000 towards equipment for the new Children’s Emergency Department. With the June 2020 Dandelion Wishes Gala unable to be held due to COVID-19, the Gala team decided to take the evening of fun, performances, patient stories and fundraising

Appeal to raise funds for an enhanced emergency experience for kids

The Monash Health Foundation has launched its end of year community fundraising appeal. Funds raised will support the creation of the new Children’s Emergency Department (ED) at the Monash Health Clayton site. Dr Adam West, director of Paediatric Emergency said that the new ED has been planned to provide exceptional and timely healthcare in a

Monash Health COVID-19 research grant awardees announced

This year the Monash Health Foundation ran a community appeal to raise funds to support promising research into COVID-19 at Monash Health. The community responded very generously and donated close to $500,000. Monash Health researchers were invited to apply for grants of up to $100,000. 40 applications were received requesting more than $2.5 million in

New community appeal aims to keep premmie families together

Monash Health has the largest neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Victoria, caring for the littlest and most unwell newborn babies. The Monash Health Foundation’s new community appeal is raising funds to help purchase special cot cameras, which will enable parents to view their baby from wherever they are situated. Mel Newton, Nurse Unit Manager