Helping our local families on their childhood heart disease journey

Childhood heart disease significantly impacts patients and their families, especially when their baby, child or teen is required to undergo regular testing and treatment.  

Family life can be turned upside down to juggle care for babies and children as well as siblings, work and running a household. 

The Mackay Hospital Foundation recognises that childhood heart disease causes significant emotional, physical and financial worry to many local families – so we are taking steps to remove some of that anguish for local families.

We plan to raise $130,000 to purchase a dedicated Echocardiography Ultrasound machine for Mackay Base Hospital’s Child & Adolescent Ambulatory Care Service. By purchasing this machine, we can ensure families now and in the future, can receive their first-rate care right here in Mackay.


 Thank you to our most recent donors 

Mackay District Freemasons
Aurizon Community
Neill Family
Flagon & Dragon
Mackay Hospital Auxiliary

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Mackay's Heart Kids


babies are born with a heart condition every day in Australia

1 in every 100

babies is affected by congenital heart disease


monitoring and ongoing treatment with regular echocardiograms

The Vivid S70 N R2 CN Ultrasound Machine costs $130,000

Equipment details can be found here.

Funds raised via Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount. 

Huge hugs to our sponsors

For more information contact T’aire at Mackay Hospital Foundation or phone 4885 5914

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