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We’d love you to meet Mischa (18 months) who was the first day-stay patient to be seen in Te Wao Nui. Mischa has had recurrent ear infections, pauses in breathing when sleeping and low weight gain, so was at hospital to have surgery to replace her ear grommets and have her adenoids removed.

Mum Felicity told us, “After Mischa’s surgery, I was very grateful to be given a private room where Mischa slept for 3 hours and I watched sky TV and napped. As we were discharged and Mischa made her way down the corridor she spotted the new play room and insisted we have a look around. It is wonderful that the new hospital is set up to be welcoming for children and comfortable for parents. It is a very stressful time having a child in hospital. The journey to needing surgery is often a long and exhausting one, it certainly was for us. Little things like a cup of tea and a quiet place to rest make a huge difference the experience. The staff are incredibly deserving of a nice environment with new facilities to do their very important work. Thank you to the wonderful team of nurses, doctors and anaesthetists who ensured Mischa was in very good hands.”

We wish Mischa all the very best for her recovery.