Grateful parents shower Blacktown Hospital’s Paediatric Ward with Christmas cheer

First-time parents, Anthony and Rachelle, traded sleepless nights for sleigh-loads of toys this Christmas, showering Blacktown Hospital’s Paediatric Unit with festive cheer.

Their generous donation, brimming with teddy bears, puzzles, and board games, wasn’t just about celebrating the season; it was a heartfelt thank you for the life-saving care their 22-month-old son, Jaxon, received.

Jaxon’s journey began with six minutes of silence after birth, with doctors explaining the possibility of future breathing difficulties.

This led them, on several anxious occasions, to the doors of Blacktown Hospital’s Emergency Department, where a dedicated paediatric team awaited.

“It was our local GP who suggested taking Jaxon to Blacktown Hospital’s Emergency Department because they have a dedicated paediatric team who are really excellent”, Jaxon’s dad, Anthony said.

From the doctors and nurses in triage, the emergency department and paediatric team, the healthcare staff have been absolutely amazing, and we can’t thank them enough for the quality care given to our son and family.

Dr. Stephen Brancatisano, Head of Paediatrics at Blacktown Hospital, beamed with gratitude as he received the mountain of toys, thanking the parents for the “exceptionally generous Christmas gifts, and for bringing Christmas to sick children at Blacktown Hospital”.

Jaxon, now diagnosed with childhood asthma, is thriving on his medication and management plan.

Touched by Jaxon’s story and Blacktown Hospital’s dedication? You can join Anthony and Rachelle in spreading joy by donating to the Paediatric Service through betterfoundation.org.au .