Kids West was founded out of a need to bridge the gaps in hospital funding and provide vital life-saving equipment to Western Sydney hospitals.
The phrase ‘bridging the gap’ was coined by Kids West Co-Founder Professor Rueben Dubois. He saw the frustration of the hospital staff he worked alongside, in the slowness of Government departments to recognise and accept new technologies, equipment and processes to improve patient care.
Newer and more advanced equipment becomes available all the time, yet it can take more than 18 months to be listed for Government funding.
In addition, many of our local hospitals simply do not have the allocated equipment to meet demand. This means devices need to be shared if possible, or children need to be transported to another hospital where the resources are available.
Kids West also help fill the gaps in assistance for families in times of need. While Government departments, local reach centres and charitable groups ensure families have a roof over their head, clothes on their back and food on the table, Kids West steps in to help with remaining expenses. We help struggling families get back on their feet by assisting with living expenses, personal items, medications, and putting them in touch with other organisations who can help.
The number of humidicribs at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead gifted by Kids West.
Our donations to date. Let’s keep it going!
The estimated reduction in the number of babies admitted to Western Sydney hospitals for shaken baby syndrome since our prevention project started.