JAN 15, 2014 An exciting day for Telethon with the first sod turned by the Minister for Health Dr Kim Hames, to commence building of the Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre. Click below to see 7 News coverage.
The Channel 7 Telethon Trust has committed $1.4m to help build the Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre which will be located in Limosa Court (off Osborne Place), Stirling.
The Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre will support children and their families to face the challenges of Type 1 Diabetes with confidence. It is proudly supported by Telethon and Lotterywest, and will be the first facility of its kind in Australia. The Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre will provide invaluable support for families managing the complexities of life with a child with diabetes.
Once complete, the Family Centre will offer a comprehensive service of psychosocial support, information and education, and clinical care under one roof. It will involve children and parents in innovative programs, and offer cutting-edge technology, inspiring speakers, specialist health professionals, caring counselling, and a warm and welcoming space where families can feel at ease and forge strong, supportive connections.
The Family Centre is being built next to the Osborne Park Hospital, on a site generously provided by the Western Australian State Government. The building design caters for the variety of functions planned for the Family Centre: meeting place, education facility, diabetes clinic, chill-out space for adolescents, and a place to play. We are proud of the design and confident it will suit the Family Centre’s many intended uses.