We have a new Aladina project! We’re very happy and excited with the launch of the new project we carried out at the Pediatric Oncohematology Unit at the new Hospital Materno Infantil del Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca in Murcia.
This is a very special project for us, which includes a new fun room for teens with all sorts of great stuft to improve the lives of all the Aladinos admitted to the hospital. The area has been given an entirely new style, bringing lots of color into the hospital.
Juana Martínez, the ward supervisor, remembers when she started the project, she talked to multiple foundations to ask for help with the decorations. “Paco Arango called me personally to say that Aladina would take care of it. The children’s faces say it all,” she told us.
Our president joined the minister of health, Dolors Montserrat, for the inauguration of this new space. “We’re happy to arrive in Murcia with a beautiful project, which without doubt will cheer up hospital stays for lots of kids. We hope it will be the first of many more projects,” explained Paco.
“Decorating the environment that surrounds the patients is interesting because they have complicated illness, with long periods of hospitalization or long stays in the hospital during the day. We’ve gained a lot with the new floor,” said doctor José Luis Fuster, the head of Pediatric Oncohematology.
“Aladina has managed to make this space nicer, more kid-friendly, and most of all fun. It’s a harmonious space,” added Carmen María, an assistant nurse.
To create the space, we ran a contest to come up with ideas all over Spain with the College of Architects of Murcia. The winning project was created by María Pérez, David Hernández, Edith Aroca, and José María López. The jury decided that their project “Puntos” (“Points”) helped develop abstract intelligence with a modern concept that’s suitable for different age groups.
The new space in Oncohematology has capacity for 19 kids and teens up to 18 years of age staying in the hospital, and up to 22 for those receiving treatment at the hospital during the day.
More pictures HERE.