Hos­pi­tal stay now child’s play

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Four area on Tues­day. Alexey first at­tended PMH af­ter he had a stroke when he was just six weeks old.

“At the same time they dis­cov­ered he had a large in­tra-ab­dom­i­nal tu­mour,” his mother Anna said.

“He spent time in in­ten­sive care post­surgery and then in the in­fant ward.” Alexey be­came a reg­u­lar at PMH. “We are lucky to have him alive af­ter the stroke. He had a se­vere seizure and re­quired brain surgery,” Ms Ulupov said.

She said it was won­der­ful for chil­dren at the hos­pi­tal to have ac­cess to a bright and fun re­cre­ation area.

Hos­pi­tal chief ex­ec­u­tive Frank Daly praised the work of the Foun­da­tion.

“The Foun­da­tion has been sup­port­ing Mega­zone for many years and it is great they will be in­volved in run­ning Fun On Four here,” he said.

“There’s a mu­sic room, out­door play area, cinema, Ra­dio Lol­lipop – lots of ac­tiv­i­ties for kids. It will be open seven days a week and for ex­tended hours.

“Mega­zone was open Mon­days to Fri­days and for less time… there’s some­thing here for young kids and for older kids, up to the ado­les­cents.”

Mr Daly said PCHF’s work en­abled the new fun area to be big­ger, bet­ter and open more of­ten and would help fam­i­lies us­ing the clin­ics on-site.

“This is a great fam­ily-friendly space. Par­ents will be able to come in, get bet­ter park­ing, reg­is­ter that they’ve ar­rived for an ap­point­ment and then come to wait here in Fun On Four,” he said.

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