Dragons Support RUN Wollongong

The St George Illawarra Dragons proudly took part in the annual RUN Wollongong event which took place on Sunday!

Dragons Ambassador Wendell Sailor and lock Trent Merrin were joined by over 2,500 Wollongong locals do just that as well and help raise over $150,000.

This total was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Cotton On Foundation to help fund the redevelopments of the Wollongong Hospital Children’s Ward & Illawarra Shoalhaven Children’s Assessment Unit.

This amazing donation will contribute to several projects including the initial redevelopment of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Children's Assessment Unit presently underway.

The Unit will house a purpose-built community paediatric clinic and specialised assessment areas in a family-friendly environment.

These fantastic upgrades will provide access to assessments, support and early intervention to local children with developmental delays or learning problems.

Shortly after this year’s RUN Wollongong event the Assessment Unit’s extension will be complete and ready to move into Phase 2 of the project, the internal fit-out of the Assessment Unit.

The new purpose-built environment at the Illawarra Shoalhaven Children’s Assessment Unit (ISCAU) will allow more families to access a wider range of paediatric services in the one location and a more streamlined service for local families.

As RUN Wollongong continues over the next few years the second project will see the Wollongong Hospital Children's Ward undergo extensive refurbishment works.

On top of the priority list is a new playroom and an ambulatory care area which includes a short-stay unit and paediatric outpatient clinic rooms.  

A paediatric development group has been convened to begin planning for this.