We are excited to present our major fundraising event for 2019, SAPORI d’ITALIA (“Flavours of Italy”). Join us at Fondata 1872 and allow winemaker Dino Giammarino to take you on a gastronomic journey through Italy. Proceeds from this special evening will go towards our ‘Giving Back‘ campaign to raise $15,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care and Nephrology Units at the Royal Children’s Hospital. We’d love to see you on the evening but if you can’t make it, you can still help us reach our target by heading over to our Donation Page. Thank you kindly.
Professor Rod Hunt
Director, Neonatal Medicine, The Royal Children’s Hospital
Co-Director, Neonatal Research Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Honorary Professorial Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Dr Amanda Walker
Paediatric Nephrologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital,
Honorary Clinical Assoc Prof, Dept Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Honorary Fellow Manager, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – “Butterfly Ward”
As part of the Department of Neonatal Medicine at The Royal Children’s Hospital, the Butterfly ward provides the best neonatal care for the sickest babies and infants from Victoria, interstate and overseas.
Babies admitted to the Butterfly ward have a wide range of complex medical and surgical problems. Some require the support of a ventilator for their breathing and many require specialised surgical procedures.
The care of Butterfly ward patients involves extensive co-operation with many other teams and departments within the RCH. These include:
- Surgical teams from areas including: General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Cardiac Surgery
- Sub-specialist medical teams including: Neurology, Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition, Thoracic Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Endocrinology, Genetic Medicine and Metabolic Medicine
- Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Music Therapy, Educational Play Therapy, Audiology and Occupational Therapy
Parents may spend time with their baby on the Butterfly ward 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Department of Nephrology mission is to provide the highest standard of individualised care to children with kidney and urinary diseases.
The Nephrology Unit has over 3000 children attending the kidney Outpatient’s clinic. The main areas of service offered by the Department are:
- Consultation, kidney biopsy, and other diagnostic procedures
- Living-related and deceased donor kidney transplantation
- Urological surgery and support
- Specialist end-stage kidney failure procedures
Dino Giammarino from Giammarino Wines will be our host for the evening. Dinner will be complimented by three wines from the vineyard.