Perth Children’s Hospital is opening!

With the welcome news that water quality issues that have plagued the new hospital have finally been solved, all staff and patients and families can look forward to Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) opening in a matter of weeks!

 

PCH will have a staged opening, with the first patients receiving care in May and a final move date being earmarked for the middle of June.

 

The hospital has been designed to ensure that patients and families will continue to be provided with the very best of care. There is a significant increase in the amount of single patient rooms, parent beds in each standard inpatient room and parent lounges on every floor.

 

Greeting families as they enter the atrium of PCH is our gift shop, with a wonderful range of Stitches merchandise and gifts, and the Little Lion Café.

 

Little Lion Café will be run by Foundation supporters Dimattina, who have a long history of providing quality coffee and service at a range of our events.

 

We are very excited to be able to support Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation with the café. Little Lion is a fun play on words. Lions are courageous, as are the children who visit the hospital. The battles these kids are facing are extremely tough, but children are naturally optimistic, positive and brave

“We were really drawn to the name Little Lion as we want it to be a reminder to the children and families that they too can have courage during their battles,” said Dimattina’s marketing manager, Toni.

 

Part proceeds from Little Lion Cafe will go to the Foundation to continue funding cutting edge equipment, expertise and world class research.

Fun on Four indoor space leading to the large art and craft area

 

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is also extremely thrilled about the new entertainment precinct, Fun on Four, which continues the Foundation’s long history of funding innovative programs. Kids will be able to create positive memories at the hospital, outside of the clinical environment.

 

Specialist areas include a large arts and craft area where children can create their own masterpieces, a music room complete with a range of instruments as well as music software and recording equipment. There is also a sensory room that incorporates a range of sights, sounds, textures and motions to relax, calm or energise children who cannot access mainstream activities.

 

Other amenities include dedicated toddler and tween spaces, an outdoor play area, cinema and a fully stocked ‘book bunker’, where children can transport themselves to another world through stories.

 

After arriving at the hospital, parents will be able to register for their scheduled outpatient appointment and then head to Fun on Four while they wait for a text message notifying them that it is time for their appointment.

 

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