Kids Critical Care Research

Beneficiary Profile

Kids Critical Care Research through Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation (SCHF) delivers highly responsive, personalised care that enables positive patient experiences and best outcomes.

Each year the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit cares for more than 1,500 children with life-threatening conditions. With half of their patients less than one year of age, the impact of critical illness on future neurodevelopment is a key focus of research.

To address this critical concern, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead operates the Kids Critical Care Research (KCCR), focusing on improving both short- and long-term outcomes for infants and children facing life-threatening critical illnesses.

The mission of Kids Research is to improve children’s health outcomes and drive excellence in paediatric health. KCCR does this by discovering new insights into childhood diseases, and developing better diagnostic methods and treatments. Their clinical research and clinical trials are important vehicles for identifying treatments that are safe and effective, and are a large part of their work. Their ultimate goal is to translate the world's best research into clinical practice within the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and community. Further to this, they collaborate at a local, national and international level to improve children’s health, locally and globally.
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