Leave a legacy for future patients through our drawing competition

Leave a legacy for future patients through our drawing competition

Image of boy holding drawing with greenery in background.

Children are creating inspiring drawings and messages for future patients to celebrate a construction milestone for our new children's hospital at Randwick.

Nine-year-old Patrick drew computer games, his family, a teddy bear and even a wolf - a few things that make him feel better when he's unwell.

Another young artist, Maxwell, drew a flower and wrote, "I hope you get out of hospital soon".

The drawing worksheet asks patients and community members, "What makes you feel strong if you are feeling unwell?" and prompts them to produce a creative drawing.

Artists will go in the draw to win a selection of construction-themed toys kindly donated by Bunnings, Randwick.

Sydney Children's Hospital Stage 1 and Minderoo Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre (SCH1/MCCCC) is about to reach full height, and the drawing project celebrates the upcoming milestone.

"We want the voices of all children throughout the new hospital and research centre, and what better way than through artwork," said SCH1/MCCCC Redevelopment Director Cathy Lovell.

"We will proudly display the artwork in our existing building and save the messages for patients who come through our doors when the building opens."

The SCH1/MCCCC includes Australia's first Children's Comprehensive Cancer Centre, an expanded Emergency Department, a new Medical Short Stay Unit, and a Neurosciences Centre.  

Construction on the building is expected to finish in early 2025.

Download the drawing sheet and email finished entries to SCHN-Redev@health.nsw.gov.au before April 5.