Aladina Rooms

Play and leisure are two essential elements for children and teens’ development, but they often disappear when a young patient is admitted to the hospital. At Aladina, we strive to create special spaces where kids and teenagers can play, have fun, and forget about their hospital routines and illnesses for a while.

  • TEEN ROOMS (Hospital Niño Jesús, Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca)

Adolescence is tough, especially when you’re dealing with an illness like cancer. At Aladina, we’re aware that our teenagers are very special individuals. That’s why we decided to create a unique space just for them – one that’s away from doctors and parents, and full of fun and laughter to help them get away from it all.

In the Teen Room at the Hospital Niño Jesús, teens have a special haven where they can disconnect from the rest of the world and spend their afternoons with friends and volunteers. In this room, they participate in all kinds of workshops working on things such as photography, makeup, painting, fashion, and many other fun activities. The Teen Room is also fully equipped with the technology that teens love, including computers, TVs, and video games.

The rules are very simple: “No parents, no doctors – just fun!”

Aladina supports and encourages the decision to treat teenagers in pediatric units. Research shows that teenagers suffering from cancer who are treated in pediatric units have up to a 30% increased likelihood of recovery than those who are treated in adult oncology units.

  • PLAYROOM (Hospital Gregorio Marañón)

In 2013, we built a big playroom at the Hospital Gregorio Marañón to give admitted children the chance to have fun outside of their rooms and disconnect from their hospital routine. Here, patients are able to enjoy workshops and activities, as well as the company of other children their own age.

It also allows parents to relax and spend some fun time with their children in a confortable space.

This project became a reality thanks to the generosity of Playskool (Hasbro group), who celebrated their 85th anniversary in a very special way by collaborating with Aladina.

  • ALADINA GARDEN (Hospital de Getafe)

Since 2015, patients and their families from the Pediatric Unit at the Hospital de Getafe have been able to enjoy their free time at the Aladina Garden, which includes a landscaped space and a pavilion that is covered and air conditioned.

Underneath the pavilion, the kids have access to toys, books, and multimedia. Their parents also have a space to enjoy the fresh air and still be near their children. Outside of the pavilion, the area has been converted to a beautiful garden with artificial grass and rubber flooring so that our fighters can run, jump, and play without getting hurt.

Testimonials

  • "Thank you for all the time, energy and love you put into looking after our children every day"
    "Thank you for all the time, energy and love you put into looking after our children every day"
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    Araceli, Marcos's mother
  • "The Teen Room is a place where we can meet people our age, play, tell jokes... it's a world apart, away...
    "The Teen Room is a place where we can meet people our age, play, tell jokes... it's a world apart, away from the hospital. Time flies by there, and it's also a break for our parents, who can go out to have a rest, knowing we are ok. It's the best you could ask for in a hospital"
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    Adrián D
  • “The volunteers in the Teem Room are the most fun and cheerful people I have ever met, they have been...
    “The volunteers in the Teem Room are the most fun and cheerful people I have ever met, they have been like a second family to me”
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    Adrián Garcés, former patient
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