Humpty Dumpty

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation, a non-profit organisation, was formed in 1996 by its founder and Executive Chairman, Paul Francis OAM, to purchase much needed vital medical equipment and services for the children of the Royal North Shore Hospital. The Audi Foundation is helping Humpty Dumpty to purchase more medical equipment.

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation, a non-profit organisation, was formed in 1996 by its founder and Executive Chairman, Paul Francis OAM, to purchase much needed vital medical equipment and services for the children of the Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney.

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 and assisted with providing as much medical equipment for the children’s service as financially possible.

As Humpty satisfied more requests, more and more hospitals became aware that there was an opportunity to have the equipment they needed. It also became apparent to Humpty that we needed to put a procedure in place to deal with the growing number of requests that were now coming in from all over the State.

The Foundation formed a Medical Sub Committee to evaluate and assesses all requests, these requests created Humpty’s Wish List.  The Sub-Committee is made u p of two specialist doctors, a representative from the Department of Health and a private sector representative.

Humpty’s expansion over the years has been simply unbelievable. In 2005, Humpty was able to extend its support to include the following children’s hospitals; the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick; The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Hornsby Hospital.

In 2006 further requests were fulfilled for Mt Druitt Hospital; Mona Vale; Manly and Ryde Hospitals; Royal North Shore Hospital, St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

In August 2007, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation again expanded its support to include more hospitals across metropolitan Sydney as well as hospitals and health services in regional NSW.

In 2008 Humpty continued to extend its reach regionally, by this time Humpty was providing equipment for over 50 hospitals across NSW.

Following Humpty’s Ultimate Burn - Mt Kilimanjaro in 2009 a major children’s hospital in each Australia state was added to Humpty’s ever-growing list. Over $200K was pledged to these interstate hospitals.

In 2017 Humpty is now supporting over 320 children’s hospitals and health service centres across Australia.

Over the past 5 years the Humpty Dumpty Foundation has purchased more than 2,000 pieces of essential medical equipment.

Humpty Dumpty 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 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 Cerebral Palsy children helping them to walk, at the Gait Lab, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.