What happens to my donation?
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation works closely with hospital staff and management to ensure that funding is directed into areas most in need. Last year, the Foundation provided the hospital with more than $4 million worth of specialist equipment, services and research funding, based on a 'wish list' compiled by medical and nursing staff. The Foundation also raises funds for an annual project developed in conjunction with Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH). For more information on recently funded equipment and services, please click here.
Isn't it the government's responsibility to fund our
Yes, but government funding only stretches so far. Each year the Foundation provides the hospital with state-of-the-art medical equipment and services that would not normally be available through government funding channels.
Is Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation involved with
No. The Foundation is a separate charity and the only charity that fundraises solely for the entire hospital. Telethon divides its proceeds amongst several children's charities including PMH.
Can I decide how my donation is spent?
Yes, you can specify how you would like your donation to be spent eg, on a particular ward or department in the hospital or towards a specific piece of equipment.
I'd like to raise money for the Foundation to help the
hospital. How do I go about this?
There are a lot of ways you can be involved and every dollar helps! You can sell merchandise through your office, school or club; you can host a fundraising event and donate the proceeds; your business could become a corporate supporter or you could volunteer and help us at one of our events. Click here to see the "Get Involved" section of our website or click here to send us an email.
Is there going to be a new Children's
Yes! A new children’s hospital for Western Australia was announced by the State Government in 2008 to replace Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. The new hospital will provide the best possible clinical care for future generations and will be the base for continuing WA’s outstanding paediatric research. Construction on the new hospital is scheduled to start in 2012 and is due for completion in 2015. This is very exciting for us all but, as the Foundation, we face the challenges and opportunities that come with continuing to fund the current location whilst planning for the future. For further information, please click here.
Find out more
If we haven't been able to answer your question here, please email the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9489 1100.