Young patients at Good Hope Hospital have been enjoying the delights of the Starlight Fun Centre, which has been helping them to forget their illnesses and simply have a bit of fun.
The robot-shaped mobile entertainment centre, which recently arrived in the children’s play area on the hospital’s Minor Injuries unit, incorporates a Nintendo Wii console, four Nintendo DSi’s, DVD/Blu-ray player, internet access and a flat screen TV.
Annette Lillywhite, Unit Play Specialist, said “We are really grateful to Starlight for donating this piece of machinery. It has amazing benefits on the children we see, helps put their minds at rest and helps them recover quicker. It also helps children feel less anxious and worried about illness and treatment and they often require less pain medication. Happy children do get better quicker. The Starlight Fun Centre has not been with us long, but they are already proving incredibly popular with our patients!”