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Two adolescent-specific rooms at John Hunter Children’s Hospital are set to have a makeover thanks to a special donation from NCIG.

The dedicated wards are for teenagers undergoing medical treatment, which differ from adult and children’s rooms. The rooms will be decorated with more aesthetically pleasing colour tones and graphics for children between the ages of 12 and 18.

NCIG are delighted to be able to provide funding for such a worthy cause. This will enable teenagers to receive their medical treatment in an environment they can assimilate and feel more comfortable in which.

John Hunter Children’s Hospital is only one of three children's hospitals in NSW, and during the course of a year will treat almost 25,000 children and young adults who present to the emergency department. Of those presentations, 9,000 are admitted to hospital. They also treat over 100,000 patients through the Hospital’s outpatient clinics.

The upgrade to the adolescent rooms is being undertaken in conjunction with a larger enhancement program underway at the children’s ward at John Hunter Hospital. The funding for the adolescent rooms is in conjunction with funding from Port Waratah Coal Services, to increase the benefit to the project.

The specific design features of the rooms have been developed through feedback from previous adolescent patients. It is anticipated the ward will be completed in late 2018.

NCIG commend the JHCH on the services they provide for the Hunter and Northern NSW communities.

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