Home Who we are News 11 August 2016 At the hospital Ekka the best medicine for sick kids For many Queenslanders, the Ekka involves travelling in large crowds, riding on the iconic Ferris wheel and eating a strawberry sundae. But for sick children with an injury, serious illness or life-threatening disease, many are unable to leave their bed or the hospital ward. To celebrate the this year’s Ekka season, sick kids at Queensland Children’s Hospital were treated to a sneak peak of the year’s biggest highlights, including Paw Patrol, African aerobatic performers Zimboyz, whipcrackers, cuddly farm animals and more. The Ekka visit to the hospital gives kids in hospital the thing they crave the most – the chance to just be kids. Photo Gallery: Ekka Party 2016 (83 images) Click on image below to view gallery. Article continues below. The Children’s Hospital Foundation has been partnering with the RNA for more than ten years to offer a sneak peak of the Ekka and a welcome distraction for sick kids and their families. Kids throughout the hospital enjoyed roving entertainment throughout hospital wards, as well as their very own sideshow alley, food stalls and performances by Chris Flaskas and pre-teen country music star, Felicity Kircher. For more than a decade, the Ekka has been visiting our children’s hospital to bring the fun and excitement to sick kids. RNA Chief Executive Brendan Christou said the RNA was honoured to continue this long-standing tradition of bringing the excitement of the Ekka to the hospital. “It’s a privilege for us, together with Children’s Hospital Foundation, to bring the joy of the show here today,” Brendan said. chevron_leftPrevious article Share Next articlechevron_right Latest News & Events Queensland Police officers ready to run 160km in 24 hours for sick kids September 10, 2020 Read more Liv’s brave shave for brain cancer research September 3, 2020 Read more National infectious disease research extended thanks to funding boost August 28, 2020 Read more Subscribe for the latest news There is always something interesting happening in our world. Little wonders that happen every day. Miracles of science. Personal achievements of brave and beautiful young kids we will share with you in our enewsletter.