Trial begins for a child-friendly COVID-19 test

Children across Australia and the world could soon have access to a less invasive COVID-19 swab following a new device now being trialed at The Royal Children’s Hospital. This new device is specially designed for children and sits at the base of the nose where it will collect virus particles for testing.

Champions for children: Meet Raji Jacob

To recognise Child Protection Week, we chat with social worker Raji Jacob, who reminds us that child protection is everyone’s responsibility. Raji has been working in the social work team at the RCH for over seven years and shares her insights into advocating for children. 

Australian Press Council adjudication

The Royal Children’s Hospital acknowledges the Australian Press Council (APC) adjudication on a campaign of coverage of our Gender Service, in particular Associate Professor Michelle Telfer, which has been ongoing for more than two years.

Supporting your child’s mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us, including our kids. Click through for a range of helpful resources to help support your child’s mental health.

Champions for Children: Meet Donna Eade

Today is Wear it Purple Day, an annual LGBTQI+ awareness day to celebrate diversity, especially for young people. We spoke to Donna Eade, one of our #ChampionsforChildren, who works in our Gender Service about why Wear it Purple Day is a simple yet powerful way to show support for LGBTIQ+ young people.

Col Pearse: From the dam to Japan

Col Pearse was always taught to dream big. And this week the 18-year-old will live out his dream at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, swimming in the 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 100m backstroke.

COVID-19 exposure at the RCH food court

The Department of Health has listed McDonald’s at the RCH food court as a Tier 2 site from 5.00pm to 9.00pm on Friday 20 August. Anyone who visited the site during this time should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.  

Happy Book Week!!

Eight-year-old Brooklyn has been a patient of the RCH’s since was born. Despite being legally blind, Brooklyn is still an avid reader who hasn’t let her vision stand in the way of her love for reading.