Children staying in the Child Inpatient Unit can now play in a new sandpit, cubby house and playground thanks to upgrades funded by Australian construction company, Built. Various upgrades were completed including replacing old air-conditioning units across the service kindly donated by AG Coombs.
The upgrades also feature an expansive outdoor mural made possible by Built, Taubmans Paints and the expertise of local and international artists; Makatron, Triana Purd, Nitsua and Ari Fisher.
Nurse Unit Manager of the Child Inpatient Unit, Adam Blake, says the project improvements have been great for the children.
“This project offers families a refreshed space to rest and play, for children to explore and for our staff to engage and build relationships, safety and quality care.”
Also amongst the new building renovations are a garden bed, basketball ring, black boards, bird feeders and a generous supply of sporting equipment from Buffalo Sports and toys supplied from Built.
To make the project even better, Built also supplied significant funds to purchase a sensory garden and greenery from Bulleen Art and Garden.
Donations came from Danayne Ceilings & Archiclad, supplying all the construction materials for the build, along with Nilsen, who provided labour on the day and the lights to the cubby house. Nilsen also worked with Buffalo sports who generously donated sports equipment for the area.
Mr Blake says the department is extremely grateful for the donations.
“We would like to thank Built and the community who assisted with our playground renovations. The Statewide Child Inpatient Unit is delighted with all that has been donated,” Mr Blake says.
“The friendship, positivity and community support has been amazing.”