Hush Foundation – The Healing Qualities of Music

The healing qualities of music are not a new discovery, however its use in children’s hospitals across Australia, identifies the crucial role it continues to play across both treatment and rehabilitation. Doctor Catherine Crock, founder of the Hush Foundation, recognised this more than a decade ago. The Hush Foundation is an Australian charity transforming the culture of healthcare through the […]

Local Mum – Last Minute Childcare

Finding short-term, flexible childcare for siblings of a child who is being cared for in hospital, is often a very difficult task for families in this situation. It’s not always easy (or pleasant) to try and entertain and occupy children during hospital stays, or even doctors appointments. It’s also not unusual for families to be situated […]

What is Helpful Love?

A few months ago, I was in Newcastle NSW visiting family. I picked up a copy of the local newspaper, and read an article about a woman called Kim Oakhill, who had started a small business after bearing witness to a friends’ terrible loss. The seemingly simple idea of Helpful Love, made so much sense […]

Our Time in Hospital – Sarah Lafrance

This month, we have found another wonderful parent in Sarah Lafrance, who has been willing to share her families’ story, in caring for their son Noah in hospital. The purpose of the Our Time in Hospital Series, is to let families out there going through these experiences, know that they are not alone. If you’d like to share your story, we’d […]

Great gift ideas for kids in hospital – Part 1

Following on from our list of 21 helpful items for parents and carers, I started compiling a list of gift ideas for kids in hospital. It then occurred to me, that I knew of someone who is much more qualified at making gift guides for kids than me! Tash from Gift Grapevine, has been compiling fantastic gift guides for a couple of years […]