Monash Children’s Hospital Vic
$2,327,200 in funding since 2005
Founding Patron of the Children’s Cancer Centre at the Monash Children’s Hospital. Our initial funding began in 2004 with a $650,000 donation for the construction and fit-out of the new Pediatric Oncology Day Ward.
“The new centre was an integral part of the Government’s new Paediatric Integrated Cancer Services, which aims to streamline treatment for young patients. The new centre means children going through a very difficult illness will have state-of-the-art facilities and more integrated, co-ordinated care. The Children’s Cancer Centre at Monash is now introducing innovations in the way kids are treated for cancer, for example, this is the first facility in the State to be able to anaesthetise children without having to send them to an operating theatre.” The Minister for Health Ms Pike
“Without the million dollar plus gift provided by Kids with Cancer Foundation the new purpose built day oncology facilities might never have seen the light of day. Now treatment for Victorian children with cancer has been significantly boosted and the more than 100 parents, patients and a clearly excited group of Southern Health staff and dignitaries who attended the launch on July 25 were thrilled at the great leap forward.” Southern Health Chief Executive Linda Sorrel
“These projects represent the achievement of key milestones in my Government’s Fighting Cancer Policy and Cancer Services Framework for Victoria. Once again thank you for your generous, ongoing support towards the well-being of children with cancer and their families”. The Hon. Steve Bracks
Funding over the years
A timeline of our contributions to Monash Children's Hospital Vic
- $62,386 Founding Patron of the Children’s Cancer Centre
- $650,000 Pediatric Day Oncology Unit
- Initial funding for the construction and fit-out of the new Pediatric Oncology Day Ward
- Ward Development
- $100,284 Funding of an Oncology Social Worker
- $10,000 Donation for new Children’s Hospital
- $522,230 Oncology Social Worker (5 years funding)
- $142,517 Neuropsychologist
The new Monash Children’s Hospital opens.
The Children’s Cancer Centre incorporates purpose-built treatment rooms, a spacious waiting area, consulting space and enhanced resources. The new unit will care for 20-30 per cent of Victoria’s childhood cancer patients and is situated near the main entrance, which will make it more accessible, providing a child and family-friendly environment.
We have committed to funding a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Monash Children’s Hospital in Victoria for the next 3 years. Dr Anna Makary, BBNSc (Hons), Dpsych (Clin Neuro), MAPS has taken on the role which commenced in January 2022.
With extensive experience in delivering child and adolescent neuropsychology assessments and interventions., Anna has previously worked in children’s hospitals in acute and subacute settings, as well as for pediatric community services. Anna has experience as a team leader, and undertaking clinical coordination and service development and delivery.
As a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor, she enjoys supporting and mentoring other psychologists. Anna has a strong commitment to deliver high quality clinical care to young people and their families. She is excited to have the opportunity to further develop the Neuropsychology services at the Monash Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Centre.
I have completed postgraduate diploma in advanced nursing in adult and master of nursing in neonatal care. My research backgrounds include oncology clinical trials and perinatal and gynaecological translational research. I have special interests in clinical trials and quality improvement initiatives to improve patients’ care.
I commenced the clinical research nurse role at Monash Children’s Hospital, Children’s Cancer Centre in December 2022. I am hoping to continue working with the wonderful team of the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre in supporting of children and young people with cancer and their families.