Loving Kiss From A Big Brother

Child and Adolescent Health Service

Celebrating more than 105 years

 

Princess Margaret Hospital

Timeline

PMH 2010 - 2015

2010

The new Theatre 6 opens with high definition imaging equipment including viewing, teaching and broadcast capabilities, enabling an additional 480 operative sessions per year.

A PMH based DonateLife team is appointed to provide families with information and guidance about organ donation.

A new state-of-the-art multipurpose facility dedicated to the Eating Disorders Program at PMH opens.

2011

New iRehab Unit opens – funded by COAG National Partnerships Agreement.

PMH Foundation purchases a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for the Neurology Department, an Australian first for a paediatric hospital. Staff can now perform a number of investigative procedures in a non-invasive manner.

In collaboration with Medtronic researchers, Head of PMH’s Diabetes Department, Professor Tim Jones, begins a world first study into the treatment of type 1 diabetes, revolutionising the way the disease is managed in children. The close loop or ‘artificial pancreas’ system is a cutting edge, automatic approach to controlling blood glucose levels, without any input from the patient.

2012

Construction of the new children’s hospital begins.

PMH interventional congenital cardiologist Dr Stephen Shipton made history by performing Australia’s first radiofrequency assisted pulmonary valvuloplasty, saving the life of a five-month-old baby boy.

2013

Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Health, Dr Kim Hames, announce that the new hospital will be named Perth Children's Hospital.

2014

Minister for Health, Dr Kim Hames, attends a traditional topping-out ceremony at Perth Children’s Hospital to celebrate the completion of the building’s structure.

PMH Foundation commits $11 million for equipment, facilities and research at Perth Children’s Hospital.

PMH Foundation commit to funding Professor Florian Zepf, Chair of Child Psychology for five years.

PMH Foundation purchases a state-of-the art Armeo Spring Paediatric Robotic Arm for the Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation, making PMH the first hospital to have a paediatric robotic device of this kind in Australia.

2015

PMH Volunteers celebrate 40 years of service. There are now more than 200 volunteers who contribute their time in managing the PMH kiosk, Friendship Room, outpatient tearoom, ward trolleys, help in the school rooms and assist with play activities.

January 2015 marks three years since construction started at the Perth Children’s Hospital site.

Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Health, Dr Kim Hames, unveil prototype versions of a single inpatient room, double inpatient room and a PICU room at Perth Children’s Hospital.

The Perth Children’s Hospital logo and brand is announced.

The state’s first intraoperative MRI is installed at Perth Children’s Hospital. The machine is located within the operating theatres complex and will allow patients to undergo scans mid-operation.

Premier Colin Barnett switches on Fizz, an exterior artwork installation made up of more than 500 lights on the façade of Perth Children’s Hospital.

PMH Foundation advises it will change its name to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and previews its new logo.

In November, PMH Foundation purchases a You Grabber to complement the Paediatric Robotic Arm used by the Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation.

Medtronic device
Medtronic device
Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Health, Dr Kim Hames
Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Health, Dr Kim Hames
PMH patient using Armeo Spring Paediatric Robotic Arm
PMH patient using Armeo Spring Paediatric Robotic Arm
Toni Jones and Dolores Peverall celebrate 35 years of volunteering, September 2015
Toni Jones and Dolores Peverall celebrate 35 years of volunteering, September 2015
PCH intraoperative MRI
PCH intraoperative MRI
PCHF brand
Perth Children's Hospital Foundation logo
PCH brand
Perth Children's Hospital
Fizz
Fizz
Fizz
Fizz
 
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