Project team and partners
Kym Forrest, Director of the Monash Children’s Hospital Project and Project Manager, Karen Green work in partnership with the Department of Health’s Project Director Liz Maddison and Project Manager Nada Radovic, to conduct the detailed planning for the new Monash Children’s Hospital.
As plans for the new hospital develop, consumer involvement will be key to informing decisions made about the hospital design, content and themes.
Together with consumers and key stakeholders, Monash Health will build a children’s hospital reflective of the needs of our community and of our staff. Integral to this has been the establishment of the Monash Children’s Hospital Consumer Advisory Panel, members of which were embedded within planning teams to consider design implications and recommendations.
This principle of ‘co-design’ has seen consultation with health professionals, families and young people to ensure the new hospital is modern and child and family-centred.
“Our team is very excited to be moving forward with this fantastic project that will make such a difference to the paediatric services available to families in Victoria,” said Kym.
“We look forward to working with a multitude of different planning teams, local and state governments, focus groups and more over the coming years.”
Our project partners
Starlight Children’s Foundation
Starlight Children’s Foundation provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children. While health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the child, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.
Find out more at www.starlight.org.au
Healesville Sanctuary is part of Zoos Victoria, a not-for-profit conservation organisation dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction. This is done through breeding and recovery programs for threatened species and by working with visitors and supporters to reduce threats facing endangered wildlife.
Find out more at www.zoo.org.au/healesville
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Monash has been making lives easier for families with seriously ill children at Monash Children’s Hospital since 1993. Their services include accommodation and support at the Ronald McDonald House Monash and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, located within Monash Children’s Hospital. Under the umbrella of Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia, their programs and services focus on making the journey to recovery for the child and family as easy as possible.
Find out more at www.rmhc.org.au/monash-vic
Radio Lollipop is an international children’s charity providing care, comfort, play and entertainment to children in hospital. Radio Lollipop gives young patients a voice and a choice during their stay. While they can´t say “no” to taking their medicine or receiving treatment, they can request their favourite songs, win prizes and hear their own voices on the radio.
Find out more at www.radiolollipop.org
Kidsafe, is the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death, injury and associated disability to children. Their campaigns lead to increased awareness of child safety issues and injury prevention throughout the community.
Find out more at www.kidsafevic.com.au
HOYTS Cinema is one of the world’s leading entertainment corporations. Hoyts is partnering with Monash Children’s Hospital to offer a range of other activities including the Hoyts Bean Bag Cinema.