To ensure a safe and healthy environment throughout the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS), certain standards have been put in place to ensure items donated are hygienic, healthy and in the best interests of the children.

Further to this, gifts of home-made consumable goods of any kind cannot be accepted by Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) due to the risk of contamination by other sources such as nuts. This is regrettable but PCH must put patient safety first.

In addition, all donated toys, books and games (including jigsaws) will be individually assessed by hospital staff to ensure that they are safe and acceptable under the policy. Due to hygiene reasons, staff can only accept gifts of new toys and these must only be donated if they are in the original packaging.

PCH reserves the right to accept or decline any gift, present or donation if it is not deemed safe or acceptable under the CAHS policy.

Anyone wishing to donate gifts directly to unspecified patients, wards or staff require written approval to be on site. Without this approval all gifts must be left at the main enquiry desk near the main entrance for eventual distribution.

Perth Children's Hospital Foundation 

Perth Children's Hospital Foundation (external site) is the official fundraising body for Perth Children's Hospital. Monetary donations and fundraising specifically for the hospital should be made directly to the PCH Foundation. Find out more on their website today.