HeartKids Care Bags play a strategic role in increasing the reach of our in hospital support services. These bags are an introduction to the work of our organisation and opens the door to a range of additional support and information services.
Many families find themselves unprepared for a long hospital stay when their child is diagnosed with CHD and the HeartKids care bag offers a form of support that can come unexpectedly to the family offering a sense of care and that they are not alone.
HeartKids Care Bags are provided by our amazing family support team to our families in hospital or to families travelling regionally for their child’s life saving heart surgery. Participating hospitals nationally are Westmead and Randwick Children’s Hospital, Princess Margret, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Lady Cilento Children's Hospital Queensland (Care Bags can also be arranged by calling 1800 432 785).
With the support of Amway these red cotton tote bags are HeartKids branded and they contain practical items that assist families during their hospital stay. Contents may include personal items, such as lip balm, a comb, shampoo & conditioner, body lotion, toothbrush & toothpaste, deodorant, laundry liquid, shower cap, grooming kit, snack items, useful information and a note book and pen.