Princess Margaret Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) has received
funding from Telethon since 1983. During that time, Telethon
has provided more than $16 million in grants to PMH for
the acquisition of state-of-the-art medical equipment, specialist
facilities and research fellowships.
The funding has meant that PMH has been able to advance its medical
capabilities much more quickly than would otherwise have been possible.
This includes being able to purchase equipment, fund the running costs
of equipment, assist with the physical expansion of various departments
within the hospital and undertake new research.
Since the relationship with Telethon began, the grants given to
- $1.4 million for the newborn hearing screening program
- $1 million to establish the Telethon Total Care Unit for Children
- $875,000 to purchase a CT9800 Scanner
Telethon has also donated funds to PMH to:
- help with the running costs of major equipment
- establish a skin culture service for the Burns Unit
- help with the upgrade of intensive care facilities
- purchase a high frequency oscillatory ventilator and nitric oxide
to aid children with chronic breathing and heart problems
- buy a mobile x-ray machine for use in the Emergency Department
- buy a ventilator used to assist breathing in patients during transfer
to the Emergency Department
- buy audiology, ophthalmology, surgical and ICU equipment
- open the Telethon theatre, a state-of-the-art cinema and function
room at PMH
- buy equipment to assist with the physiological monitoring of neonates.