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 […]

Caresquare – 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 baring witness to a friends’ terrible loss. The seemingly simple idea of Helpful Love, made so much sense […]

Great gift ideas for kids in hospital – Part 2

Here is part two, of our amazing gift guide for kids in hospital, compiled by Tash from Gift Grapevine. Make sure you check out part one if you haven’t already. In part one Tash covered; Games, toys, puzzles, crafts and other activities. In part two, she’s found some fantastic comfort items, books and clothing ideas.   […]

Parents Handbook

During our time in hospital with our daughter, we often felt terribly, terribly lost, and it was only after a few weeks, that we started to get our bearings. Since being out of hospital, more and more things have become apparent to us that would have been useful during our time there. As a result, we […]