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10am to 4pm, 7 days a week
RCH, ground floor beside the Family Hub and Hoyts Bean Bag Cinema
Weekdays @ 10.15am & 3.15pm; Weekends @
All children need to be signed into the Starlight
Express Room; children under 8 years need to be accompanied by a guardian.
Starlight Express Room (SER) is an ever-changing, fun-filled place for
inpatients, outpatients and their families seeking entertainment, a place to
play and a distraction from illness. This is where Captain Starlight
orchestrates its own brand of fun and mayhem, alongside the latest computer
games, movies, crafts, activities and visiting performers. The room
is a welcome retreat for siblings wanting to escape the tedium of waiting
around in hospital corridors.
who are unable to come to the room can join in the fun via Starlight
TV which is broadcast to bedside TVs in the wards. Starlight
TV is produced on site in the Starlight Express Room
with live shows twice daily on weekdays, at 10.15am and 3.15pm; and 2pm on
weekends. With Captain Starlight as the host, the daily shows focus on
providing lots of interaction for children confined to the wards who can use
their bedside phone to call in and participate. Whether it is a special quiz, a
favourite game or a celebrity host, Starlight TV is a daily highlight for many
TV also broadcasts the latest movies to bedside TVs and in the room. Children
can request their favourite movies to be aired across Starlight TV.
keep up to date with the latest events and performances in the Starlight Room,
tune into the live TV broadcasts, check the Education Institute’s "What's
On" guide and Starlight’s brochures which are distributed around the RCH.
more about the Starlight
Starlight Express Room is a great place to go, especially if you're feeling
sad. Captain Starlight brightens up your day and makes your hospital stay less
scary. They teach you how to smile again!" (Starlight child).
Starlight makes ward visits twice daily at the RCH. Our Captain Starlights are
a team of talented professionals trained to help children and young people
through some of their most challenging moments - overcoming the anxiety of
surgery, distracting them from the pain of having a dressing changed or simply
relief from the boredom and isolation that hospitalisation can bring. To find
out more contact us.
is Starlight’s adolescent program aimed at transforming the hospital experience
through the delivery of age appropriate workshops and activities. Led by
Livewire facilitators the program is delivered from Monday to Thursday and
Saturdays 12.45 – 8.15pm.
types of workshops and activities led by Livewire facilitators include: art and
craft, multimedia, creative writing, digital and teenage only event nights just
to name a few!
out for our Livewire
Facilitators in their Livewire Tee or if you would like to
request a visit they can be contacted on 0473 024 655 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When the Livewire facilitators aren’t in the
hospital young people can access the program online through livewire.org.au
our safe and supportive online community for young people aged 10 – 21 living
with a serious illness, chronic illness or disability.