Give a Bear
Get involved

Show you care, give a bear!

In times like these, we could all use a hug.

With social distancing regulations, reduced travel, and visitor restrictions, your loved ones may not be getting all the love they need – but we have a solution!

The Western Health Give-A-Bear is a great gift for young and old.

Simply choose a bear, tell us which hospital they’re staying at (Footscray or Sunshine Hospitals, including Joan Kirner Women and Childrens), the ward, and any message you’d like to pass on, and we’ll deliver one on your behalf.

Celebrating the arrival of a new baby?

A Western Health Give-A-Bear is the perfect choice for a baby's first teddy, and a great way to remember their birth hospital and the care received by our nursing and midwifery team.

Our Baby Packs are made with love by our volunteer auxiliary members and include a bear, a hand crocheted baby blanket, and either a baby beanie or booties.

All proceeds from Give-A-Bears and Baby Packs will support patient care at Western Health.


  • Usually our deliveries are made daily, Monday to Friday but you'll need to get your order in before 1pm for same day delivery. However due to the current COVID-19 working restrictions delivery is not always guaranteed. We will contact you if there is a delay in your Bear's arrival to arrange collection.
  • When we are back up and running deliveries are only available for patients at Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals, including the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's.
  • If you have any questions or special requests, please contact the Western Health Foundation office on 03 8345 7660.