Thanks for Supporting RHH Kids

The lives of sick Tasmanian children, young people and their families will get a massive boost with the tremendous assistance provided from the annual GM5FK fundraiser.

A huge thanks to GM5FK, local community and businesses who generously donated to raise $337 557 for the Royal’s new children’s and adolescents’ units.

Funds raised will help deliver a fun and unique Antarctic-themed design for the units located on K-Block’s level 6.

The role that art and design plays in helping to reduce the stress of an inpatient stay is widely recognised in hospitals all over the world.

An Antarctic voyage map etched into the foyer’s walls immediately sets the ward apart as a destination and provides a parallel for the patient journey as an adventure.

A soothing installation lights the public lobby with back-lit Perspex fins in the colours of the Aurora Australis (southern lights).

The Antarctic-theme can also be found in custom-designed bedheads using Antarctic images and themed outside garden areas where a life-sized whale features in the play area.

The theme celebrates Hobart’s pivotal role as Australia’s gateway to Antarctica and Southern Oceans.

The generous donation will also purchase additional equipment that will enhance the services and care staff provide to children.

Watch Deputy Project Director, Cheryl Carr talk with Triple M's Dave Noonan and Al Plath about the new K-Block Level 6 units - GM5FK cheque handover interview on Tuesday, 15 October 2019.

Take a virtual tour of the level 6 foyer.

16 Oct 2019