GCUH nurses play it cool to cheer up sick children

A Frozen-themed day has lifted the spirits of sick children at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

Special guest Elsa visited the Children’s Ward as part of its transformation into Arendelle, the village at the centre of the famous animation movie that has captured the hearts and minds of so many children.

While youngsters in the Sunshine State may not be able to build a snow man, there was plenty of fun with face-painting, snow cones, popcorn cups and craft activities.


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GCUH Children’s Ward Clinical Nurse Catherine Walker said patients and staff had dressed as Frozen characters from Olaf to Anna.

“Our nurses have initiated this activity to create some fun and distraction for the children and families who may be going through a tough time,” she said.

“We have children who spend many weeks in hospital so this is about making a real effort to go above and beyond to make them feel special.”

A special screening of the film Frozen was also held in the playroom of the Children’s Ward.

Ms Walker gave special thanks to Ring Around The Rosie Children’s Entertainment for donating the services of their very own Elsa to do face-painting and Budget Parties and Events for kindly providing a snow cone machine.

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