Food allergy emergency presentations double in 10 years

Victorian children requiring emergency care for symptoms of food allergy almost doubled in 10 years from 2005 to 2015, a study by The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has shown.

Congratulations to the RCH Transition Support Service!

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Transition Support Service has been recognised nationally as setting the benchmark for excellence in healthcare, receiving the inaugural Exemplar Award from the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality Healthcare.

World Retinoblastoma Week: Zoe Reid

At just 18-months old, little Zoe Reid was diagnosed with retinoblastoma after RCH ophthalmologists discovered a cancerous tumour in her right eye.

Translated COVID-19 resources

The RCH has made key information about COVID-19 available in a number of community languages, including Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Punjabi, Hindi and Vietnamese.

Wild Koala Day: Meet Ruby

May 3 is Wild Koala Day and an important day to recognise the conservation of one of our most iconic Australian animals and their habitat. To mark this this day we visited our own Koala ward to meet six-year-old Ruby.

Staying safe at home

The home is the most common place for children to be injured, and with kids currently spending more time at home than usual, many parents may be considering how to make their child’s environment as safe as possible.

The Booster Tag

The RCH has worked with RACV and TAC on a new tag on children’s clothing, helping parents identify when it may be the right time to take their child out of a booster seat.

2020 Good Friday Appeal raises an incredible $18,200,000!

It’s been another record breaking Good Friday Appeal, raising $18,200,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH)! This was the first time in almost nine decades that the hospital was quiet on Good Friday, and it was the right thing to do.