Humpty Dumpty Foundation
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation, a non-profit organisation, was formed in 1996, to purchase vital medical equipment and services for the children of the Royal North Shore Hospital. The Audi Foundation is helping Humpty purchase more medical equipment.
Initially the first goals of the Foundation were simple - to raise enough money to fund a “coat of paint” for the children’s ward. For several years Humpty worked closely with the staff at Royal North Shore Hospital to provide as much medical equipment as possible.
As the years went by, more and more hospitals became aware that there was an opportunity to seek the equipment they needed. It also became apparent to Humpty that they needed to put a procedure in place to deal with the growing number of requests, now coming in from all over the State.
The Foundation formed a Medical Sub-Committee to evaluate and assesses all requests, and created “Humpty’s Wish List”. The Sub-Committee is made up of specialist doctors, advisors, and private sector representatives.
Humpty’s expansion over the years has been simply unbelievable. Now, in 2018 Humpty is supplying vital children’s medical equipment to over 380 hospitals, right across Australia.
Over the past 5 years the Humpty Dumpty Foundation has purchased more than 2,000 pieces of essential medical equipment.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation also provides funding for a range of special projects including the magical Happy Gardens at various Hospitals (which promote healing and happiness, allowing sick kids to be in fresh air and enjoy some ‘normal’ time outside of a hospital environment) a part-time Clinical Nurse Educator for training in emergency paediatrics at Royal North Shore Hospital, weekly visits by the “Clown Doctors” and we fund a Bio-medical Engineer who works with children who have Cerebral Palsy, helping them to walk, at the NSW Gait Laboratory, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Your support means that it won’t matter where your baby is born, or child has an accident, they will have access to the same high standard of medical equipment to ensure a more positive outcome for each family.