"Through generous bequests and donations Our Kids has set up grants for the following:
Our Kids Paediatric Education
This grant provides financial assistance to nursing staff who work in the Paediatric field throughout our hospitals. This supports their continuing professional development and enhances their nursing skills ensuring they are up-to-date in their knowledge and the latest research. Apply for the Our Kids Paediatric Education Application and read the Terms of reference.
Dorothy Edwards Trust Fund
The annual "Midwife of the Year" Award and New and a Continual Education Scholarship for Midwives. Apply for the Dorothy Edwards Midwife of the Year and read the Terms of reference.
Lismore Base Hospital is the area's clinical referral hospital, which means, for our littles one who are sick, the Paediatric team are situated at LBH. Children from Maclean to Mullumbimby, Ballina to Urbenville are cared for at LBH when needing medical care.
Our Kids also issue annual Community Grants every July. These are for families or organisations that care for special needs children. These grants purchase equipment, medicine and therapeutic items to help with the children in their care. The Our Kids Annual Grants Program is supported by the Far North Coast Law Society.
Since 2001, the community through Our Kids, has purchased over $1.4 million of paediatric equipment for the Lismore Base Hospital and the surrounding hospitals in the region. This equipment, in turn, helps keep our little ones local when needing medical care.
Our Kids is also a major stakeholder with Our House: a purpose built 20 unit motel-style accommodation for patients and their families receiving medical treatment in Lismore.