For a child, being sick can be terrifying. But, when youre surrounded by family and well-wishers, and youre in an environment that is comfortable and familiar, children show as much resolve as anyone when trying to get better. By giving a child a chance to be a kid, a hospital can alleviate any fear that a child has and help facilitate the healing process.
Royal Childrens Hospital is designed to be a world-class facility, offering the latest in quality care in a healing environment that is responsive to the needs of children, their families and staff. Regionally resonant positive distractions for the kids include interactive playgrounds, a two-story coral reef aquarium, a Scienceworks wonders of science display, a bean-bag theater showing the latest movies and a star-gazing Starlight Room. The childrens hospital is based on family-centered care. More than 85 percent of the rooms are single-bed rooms, providing privacy for patients and their families.