The Early Years 1991 to 1999


10 Years of Vital Support

Between 1993 & 2003 Kids West donated $860,000 to the Westmead Hospital Paediatric Unit for various pieces of specialised equipment. Some of the key stories are mentioned in the “Early Years & New Millennium” timeline….


The millennium finishes but Kids West continues it’s work

The end of the millennium saw Kids West continue its tireless work in the wider community. Key events included:- In 1998 Kids West funded trachea cleaning kits for use in a number of Paediatric wards…


Kids West keeps Rebecca rolling !

In October 1997 Kids West donated a special designed wheelchair to a little girl called Rebecca Ellen


Kids West’s “Heart Starter” work in Regional NSW

February 1997 saw Kids West donate a brand new state of the art defibrillator to the Coolah District Hospital. The unit was worth $8,750 and was jointly funded by Kids West and the Coolah community….


Kids West Continues to “Fit Out” the Neonatal Ward at Westmead Children’s Hospital

During 1997 Kids West was able to fund the purchase of additional Special Care Beds for the Westmead Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit. Each of these humidicribs cost $42,000 and Kids West was able to fund…


Kids West continues its support during 1996

Only 5 years after its formation Kids West continued to provide much needed funding to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead during the year of 1996. Three key funding projects that Kids West undertook totaled on…


Supporting Nepean Hospital’s Children’s Gym

During October 1995 Kids West donated more than $2,000 to the physiotherapy department at the Nepean hospital for equipment and toys for the children’s gym. This helped children with movement problems to develop balance and…


Dedication – Dr Reuben Dubois, (1935 – 1994)

Professor Reuben Dubois was a Co-Founder of Kids West and at the initial meeting in July 1991, the passionate head of Paediatrics at Westmead Hospital is remembered for saying “we are desperate for funds and…


Kids West’s Efforts Save a Life

In August 1994, the hard work and purpose of Kids West was seen when seven week old baby Jarrod Lowe was rushed to hospital and went to Westmead where he was cared for by a…


Support for Kids West from the Parramatta Princess

In February 1994 the “Parramatta Princess” quest entrants supported Kids West and the Westmead’s Intensive Care unit. Every year the Princess quest raises money for different charities, and in 1994 they decided to raise money…


Westmead Paediatric Unit Gets Its First Special Bed

Kids West were able to purchase the 1st Special Care Bed for the Westmead Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in 1994 at a cost of $38,000. Like this:Like Loading……


Play Equipment for Blacktown Hospital

During 1994 Kids West funded a play area and play equipment for Blacktown Hospital to the value of $35,000. Like this:Like Loading……


First Donation for Kids West

During December 1992 $1,600 was kindly donated to charities including Kids West, one of the first donations received by Kids West. The funds were raised by a Family Day at the Australian Pioneer village in…


Kids West is Born

In July 1991 Kids West was born following a meeting at Westmead Hospital with representatives from the broader Community including NSW Ambulance, Police and Fire brigades, McDonalds, NSW Health Staff, local Clubs and Community services…