Your support helps us make hospital a less scary place. It means we can introduce the fun and distractions that help sick kids and their families heal. Through the amazing work of our partners and volunteers, patients and families at the children’s hospital will always have access to these programs. Your help supports families of sick kids and creates the kind of care and fun that helps them heal.
We’re giving sick kids the best place in the world to get better, with innovative and fun entertainment designed to help them heal. Juiced TV is the TV show made by the kids in hospital, for the kids in hospital. Each week, the Juiced TV crew film and broadcast a 25 minute kids TV show at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Patients and siblings are the stars of the show – hosting and interviewing in each segment, while also helping produce content. Weekly days of ‘hands on happiness’ (filming days) give all patients and their families the chance to take part in making the show when they get up close with amazing animals, hands on with cooking, musical workshops, sports, craft, and meet their favourite celebrities and sporting idols.
The Juiced TV program also creates experiences for patients and families outside of hospital walls. Whether it’s a behind the scenes look at Cirque du Soleil, diving in for a reef snorkel at Sea World, or getting preview tickets to the latest and greatest movies to his the big screen, Juiced TV is helping to give sick kids back their childhood.
In it’s first two years, Juiced TV has filmed with more than 1400 sick kids and their families, and facilitated more than 100 days of entertainment at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, and 40 patient experiences outside of hospital walls.
BE A PART OF JUICED TV! Juiced TV is something that any of our hospital families can be a part of! No matter how old you are, whether you want to host your own segment or want to help out our crew by filming with us – get in touch with us via our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll make some magic!
Some kids in hospital are just too sick to get out of bed. Our play volunteers make sure they don’t miss out on the chance to smile and take the fun to their bedside with iPads, toys, games and puzzles. Not only do our volunteers play with kids in their rooms, but they can also leave behind toys and games for patients and families to enjoy together.
child community health centres
We provide volunteers to a number of Child Community Health centres around Brisbane, supporting parents, assisting staff with administration support and entertaining children visiting the centre.
family resource centre
Parents worlds are turned upside down by a sudden illness or injury to their child. We run a dedicated resource centre at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital that gives families, particularly those from remote or regional areas, the support they need. We provide free wifi, information on local support groups, phones, faxes, computers, printers, and volunteers on hand to assist in any way they can. From Monday to Friday the family resource centre also offers a play area for children under 8 years, supervised by our volunteers.
Delta Society Australia provides volunteers for the pet therapy program at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, and bring their wonderful dogs to visit sick kids. Research shows that interaction with these furry friends helps with pain management, stimulates the senses, has a calming effect on patients, and often brings lots of laughter. Our volunteers accompany the pet therapy volunteers as they visit patients at their bedsides and bring endless joy to the kids and their families.
Scholastic Book Bunker
The Scholastic Book Bunker is a haven of books and a mobile trolley of fantasy and thrills to get lost in. Our volunteers manage this library of nearly 10,000 books, all of which have been kindly donated by Scholastic. Kids can visit the book bunker to sit and read their favourite story, or have a story read to them. The mobile trolley visits wards regularly, with volunteers handing out books to kids who need to stay in bed, or sitting with them to share the story together.
special events and hospital visits
We make sure that sick kids don’t miss out on the things they love, bringing Easter, the Ekka, Christmas and other celebrations to the hospital. And for those kids too unwell to go to the party; we take the party to them! We make it possible for entertainers, performers and sporting legends to visit the kids at their bedside because their little smiles are priceless.