Telethon Children’s Ward now open!
Jun 03, 2016
The Telethon Children’s Ward at the Joondalup Health Campus officially opened on Friday June 3.
The new 37-bed ward is a far-cry from most traditional hospital wards – the bright, colourful, nature-themed space includes a giant tropical aquarium and cloud ‘skylights’, alongside many other features designed to bring elements of nature indoors.
Interactive play floors and the Telethon funded ‘3D distractors’, which recently featured on Channel 7’s Today Tonight, will also help make the hospital experience a kinder one for children.
Importantly, the ward also caters for the needs of parents - many of whom are understandably overwhelmed being in hospital with a sick or injured child, with each room including a day bed where parents can more comfortably rest along with a workspace.
Delivered on time and under budget, the $12.1 million the ward was funded by the Telethon, the State Government and Ramsay Health Care and gives increased access and care closer to home for local children.