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RCH150 Update


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 continuing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing requirements has changed our society as a whole. Consequently, 2020 is not the right time to celebrate while our hospital and the community is dealing with the pandemic. In the interest of the health and safety of our communities, we have made the decision to postpone elements of the RCH150 program and deliver them in 2021. This is so we can give the hospital, staff, volunteers and our wonderful community of supporters the anniversary celebration it deserves.

As part of this, events such as Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail, the RCH150 Anniversary Dinner, and Celebrate. Create. Connect. The RCH150 Aboriginal Art Project will now take place in 2021. Further information on the various projects and their new dates will be shared as they become available.

Me and UooUoo will now open on 20 January and run until 21 March 2021. Additionally the RCH150 Anniversary Dinner will now take place on 16 June 2021.

By launching early next year we hope to see greater public participation and engagement with the Art Trail. Likewise, by postponing the Anniversary Dinner we hope to be able to bring more of the RCH’s philanthropic community together to support and celebrate our great hospital.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to celebrating 150 years with you. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at [email protected].