The Jungle Ward Appeal will fund purpose built facilities and equipment for the children and families on the ward, creating an environment that gives the 4000 children treated there each year, the best possible chance of recovery.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069485)
“My son spent most of his last year on Jungle ward and while there was visited by a therapy dog which he loved. We’d love to see a room on the new Jungle Ward where other children can enjoy pet and other types of therapy. It’s so true that medicine doesn't always come in a bottle.”
“The money raised will fund the re-purposing of the ward, making it fully accessible for children with mobility issues, equipped to deal with patients needing high dependency care and both safe and therapeutic for mental health patients.”
"Time away from home is tough and can be particularly challenging for families of children with complex life limiting conditions where time is especially precious. The appeal will create purpose built facilities and equipment, supporting the already wonderful care provided there."
In the 14 years since the opening of Jungle ward, things have changed a lot. Where children with neurological injuries, for example as a result of a brain tumour or car accident, once had to travel to the Midlands to undergo rehabilitation, they are now able to receive that care at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales. The hospital has also seen a significant rise in the amount of children admitted in mental health crisis, often in need of both immediate medical and emotional support.
By supporting the appeal, you will help create a specialist facility for both neuro rehabilitation and mental health patients, where children can be cared for in surroundings specifically designed to ensure the best possible recovery. The ward will continue to care for young patients with complex medical conditions, who frequently visit the hospital for long periods of time. Improved play and therapy areas, fully wheelchair accessible bathrooms and better facilities for parents will be funded.
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