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Care was handed out to the letter

In delicate cursive script, the heartbreak that Joy Barrett’s family endured for her month in hospital is spelt out. The seven-year-old would devour the handwritten letters — delivered to her by nurses who were also her neighbours — as she recovered from surgery for a bone infection.

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Introducing….RCH Monopoly!

A limited number of RCH branded Monopoly games are now available to our community, as a special way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the hospital. Join in the fun, and grab yours today.

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Professor Ruth Bishop

Professor Ruth Bishop changed countless lives in 1973 when she discovered rotavirus. This ground-breaking discovery was the result of years of painstaking research and analysis, as well as dedicated teamwork.

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The RCH Foundation

To illustrate the RCH Foundation’s incredible work for over 30 years, the RCH archives and collections team has put together a three part online audio exhibition, which describes the history and role of the RCH Foundation as the fundraising arm of our hospital.

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Kid’s stamp of approval

As the hospital celebrates its milestone birthday this year, it is only fitting two of its long-time patients are helping to commemorate the occasion in the form of a special AusPost stamp.

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Hospital Heroes Gallery: Fundamental Foundations

The RCH150 Hospital Heroes project celebrates the ‘unsung heroes’ of The Royal Children’s Hospital – the many people who go above and beyond to make the RCH one of the world’s great hospitals for children. Meet some of the heroes.

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RCH150 Update

As a result of COVID-19 and considering current government advice and social distancing requirements, we have reviewed the RCH150 program and have decided to postpone Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail and the RCH150 Anniversary Dinner.

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Miracle Workers

As The Royal Children’s Hospital celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, we revisit some of its most notable achievements, from world-first surgeries to the major medical breakthroughs.

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Hunter’s therapy a 150th present

More than a dozen kids have had a lifesaving cancer treatment at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital after it was made available for the first time last year. The revolutionary chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR Tcell therapy, is used to fight blood cancer and works by removing and reprogramming the body’s own immune cells.

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Celebrate. Create. Connect: The RCH150 Aboriginal Art Project

Acknowledging our First Nations communities is an integral part of The Royal Children’s Hospital’s 150th anniversary. To mark the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, the RCH Foundation has commissioned two permanent artworks created by Indigenous artists for the RCH.

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COVID-19 Message

For 150 years, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has cared for Victoria’s children and their families through some very challenging times. And never has this care been more important than right now. The team at the RCH are working incredibly hard to protect patients and their families as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Artists announced for Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail

Creativity and colour will mark the 150th anniversary of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) with the help of 100 Australian artists taking part in Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail.

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Healthy Adventures with Ari

To celebrate 150 years of The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) the RCH Foundation is proud to present Healthy Adventures with Ari.

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Governor’s Garden Reception

On Saturday 22 February Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC welcomed more than 1,000 fundraisers to Government House, including Good Friday Appeal supporters and Auxiliary members to celebrate 150 years of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

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Hospital Heroes Gallery shines a light on the unsung heroes of the RCH

The Hospital Heroes Gallery is a year-long series of portraits celebrating the ‘unsung heroes’ of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), specially curated for the hospital’s 150th anniversary.

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Against the odds, Kira in all-clear after RCH heart surgery

The 11-month-old has survived one of the most complex heart surgeries performed in Australia, to fix a quintuple of life-threatening cardiac and abdominal abnormalities – including being born with her heart outside her chest.

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In it for the long haul

The dreams and hopes of Kelly Cartwright and Hamish Cain have been built on the same factory floor.

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