Helping children to receive medical care locally

'Our Kids' more formally known as the Northern Rivers Children's Health Fund was founded in 2001 by Dr Chris Ingall. The aim of 'Our Kids' is to improve the health services for children in the Northern Rivers area, by purchasing paediatric equipment for the Lismore Base Hospital and the surrounding satellite hospitals. Since being founded Our Kids Our Kids has purchased $1.8+ millions worth of equipment.

Our Kids also issue annual Community Grants; these are for families or organisations that care for special needs children. These grants purchase equipment, medicine and therapeutic items to help care for these children. These grants open in June each year and close July 1. For guidelines to apply click here 

Our Kids Annual Community Grants Open

To apply HERE for the Our Kids Paediatric Education Fund, the annual Dorothy Edwards Midwife of the Year Award or the Dorothy Edwards Education Scholarship for Midwives


Thank you for helping us help our kids!

Meet some of Our Kids


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Mitchell

Mitchell is a beautiful boy who needs to wear a brace to keep his spine straight. He is a most affectionate young man and he particularly loves Sister Leaver, never letting  her out of his sight when he is in Children's Ward.

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Oliver & Chloe

Oliver and Chloe are the perfect pigeon pair! They snuck out a month early and required extra help in the Special Care Nursery at the Base, before blossoming steadily. Both are now doing beautifully and are cheeky to boot.

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Fletcher

Some of Fletcher's immunity problem run in his family and he has spent a lot of time in the Kid's Ward - good thing he is so very cute!

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