Helping children to receive medical care locally
‘Our Kids’ more formally known as the Northern Rivers Children’s Health Fund was founded in 2001 by Dr Chris Ingall. The aim of ‘Our Kids’ is to improve the health services for children in the Northern Rivers area.
Our Kids achieves this through raising awareness and vital funds to purchase lifesaving medical equipment for the paediatric wards such as Children’s Ward, Special Care Nursery and Accident and Emergency at Lismore Base Hospital and the surrounding hospitals for children in the Northern Rivers area.
Without this equipment many children and neonates are being sent through to the cities to receive care that we could supply here. Our Kids helps to provide equipment that supports the medical team we have locally.
Recently Our Kids celebrated the purchase of $1 million worth of equipment for our local hospitals, which is a great achievement for our community.
Our Kids also issue annual Community Grants; these are for families or organisations that care for special need children. These grants purchase equipment, medicine and therapeutic items to help care for these children. The Grants open in June. You can download the ‘Guidelines for Applicants’ and click here to receive an application form.