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Fiona May Ellis

Announcement of new CEO of HeartKids Ltd

HeartKids is excited to announce the appointment of Ms Fiona Ellis as the new Chief Executive Officer of HeartKids

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Notification of Annual General Meeting 2020

The 2020 AGM will be held at 5pm (AEST) on Monday 21st December 2020

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Working closely with the Heart Research Institute

We are excited to be collaborating and supporting the Heart Research Institute as they undergo ground-breaking research into childhood-onset heart disease.

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Gyton Grantley Announced as Ambassador for HeartKids

We are excited to have renowned Australian actor Gyton Grantley join the team to advocate for all in our Community.

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Minister Hunt Announces CHD Research Grant Recipients

An $18 million investment from the Government will support six research projects that aim to reduce the impact of congenital heart disease.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Q&A

HeartKids have some Q&As regarding COVID 19 and CHD. We continue to monitor the advice of the Australian Department of Health.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

HeartKids have updated information for heart kid families but we continue to monitor the advice of the Australian Department of Health.

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Drakes Supermarkets - Heroes for HeartKids

Capes, masks and lycra tights may be an unusual sight in Drakes Supermarkets but on Friday 31 May, customers were treated with staff and management channelling their inner super heroes for HeartKids.

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National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease Launched

The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health launched the Action Plan in Parliament.

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HeartKids funds ground-breaking new research

HeartKids Grants-in-Aid Program will provide $273,000 to support a range of new Australian research projects into congenital and acquired childhood heart disease in 2018.

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Part 3 of Joshua's Journey

2 Jun 2020

Part 3: "As Joshua got stronger, during this period we started seeing a lot of ‘firsts’ and milestones. When you’re robbed of ‘normal’ and living day-to-day and even hour-to-hour, when the milestones happen it’s extra special and we made sure to cel ...

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Part 2 of Joshua's Journey

12 May 2020

Part 2: First 2 months in hospital - Joshua David was in the Royal Children’s Hospital for the first 111 days of his life.

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New Blogger David shares Joshua's Journey

29 Apr 2020

David Chalmers gives us an insight into their son's journey with HLHS, AVSD & Aortic Valve Atresia - Part 1 Diagnosis to Birth

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New Blogger Nathan - Where it all began

19 Dec 2019

Nathan tells their journey from a dad's perspective and how it has inspired them to give back to HeartKids.

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10 Ways I Got Through The Day When My Baby Was in Open Heart Surgery

19 Nov 2019

Camilla mum to heart kid Jesse shares the 10 ways she got through the day of his open heart surgery.

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New Blogger Heart Kid Mum Camilla & Jesse's story

24 Oct 2019

Over the next few months Camilla mum to heart kid Jesse will be retelling their journey and providing some insight and helpful tips that they have learnt along the way.

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What is Super Boss Day?

8 Apr 2019

What is HeartKids Super Boss Day all about? We need you to be a real superhero for Aussie heart kids!

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Reflections on Developing the CHD Action Plan

15 Feb 2019

Our Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle was very involved from a community perspective in the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease..here are her thoughts on the process.

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Congenital Heart Disease and Exercise

9 Nov 2018

Our Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle shares her tips and tricks for exercising - from an amateurs point of view

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Open Heart Surgery - Tips & Tricks from a Pro

12 Sep 2018

Our New Guest Blogger HeartKid Elle shares her tips and tricks for getting ready for surgery, what to expect during your hospital stay and at home.

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