Queensland Children’s Hospital

Queensland Children’s Hospital formally known as Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital offers the best facilities and services for high-level paediatric care in Queensland. Our assistance to families of kids with cancer now goes through the social workers at Queensland Children’s Hospital.

2022 Welfare Worker Position

We are so proud to announce that we are now funding a Welfare Worker position at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane for 3 years.

Grace has immersed herself into the position as the Kids with Cancer Welfare Worker, after already working as part of the Welfare Team at the hospital since completing a Bachelor of Human Services/Justice at QUT in 2020.

Grace’s role in the Oncology space is varied but is predominantly centred around providing practical supports to families in the form of financial, accommodation and travel assistance and helping each family navigate through the impacts and complexities of their child’s Oncology diagnosis. Grace is engaged with families throughout all stages of their cancer journey, from the early stages of their child’s diagnosis through to the end of treatment. Grace’s practice is reflective of her strong family-centred and values led framework.

She is incredibly grateful for her partnership with Kids with Cancer and is looking forward to seeing how her role can evolve in order to achieve best outcomes for families and to ensure they feel well supported throughout their journey at the QCH.

Congratulations Grace!!  We look forward to working with you to help ease the pressure the families of kids with cancer are facing.

Grace Wren

Our past support of the children’s hospitals in Brisbane includes:

    • 2001- Clinical Research Assistant.
    • 2003- Palliative Care at a Distance Project, (major sponsor $50,000).
    • 2004- Palliative Care at a Distance Project, (2nd year $50,000).
    • 2008-09, Family assistance, $12,744
    • 2009-10, Family assistance, $57,885
    • 2010-11, Family assistance, $64,000
    • 2011-12, Family assistance, $10,000
    • 2012-13, Family assistance, $10,000
    • 2013-14, Family assistance, $16,000
    • 2014-15, Family assistance, $22,000
    • 2015-16, Family assistance, $33,000
    • 2016-17, Family assistance, $78,167
    • 2017-18, Family assistance, $72,592
    • 2018-19, Family assistance, $102,023
    • 2019-20, Family assistance, $59,589
    • 2020-21, Family assistance, $71,729

In 2011 two Welfare Worker Positions

RCH to attend the ‘International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Conference’ held in Auckland New Zealand, Justine Fitzpatrick and Katie Lindeberg