KICX for Kids Radiothon
Written By: Wednesday, May 10th 2017

KICX for Kids Radiothon

Tuesday May 30th is the KICX for Kids Radiothon where KICX Country will being raising money for  phase 2 of the campaign to build the coolest most kid friendly treatment room, the KICX for Kids Clubhouse, at Health Sciences North.

Join us as we broadcast LIVE from the lobby of Health Sciences North from 5:30am to 7pm to raise money for KICX for Kids! We’re nearing the end of our goal of $250,000, but we need your help! You can donate either in person at the Radiothon, by calling 705-671-7330 or online here.

KICX for Kids Health Sciences North



What is Phase 2 of KICX for Kids?
Proceeds from Phase 2 of KICX for Kids are earmarked for the complete renovation and transformation of the existing Treatment Room in the Pediatric Unit at HSN’s Ramsey Lake Health Centre. The Treatment Room is where a number of necessary but invasive procedures are performed on children who have been admitted to hospital. These procedures include lumbar (spinal) punctures, the insertion of catheters and intravenous (IV) lines, and the drawing of blood.

 These procedures are not done in the patient’s individual rooms. The clinical team wants the patient rooms to be “procedure free” so they can remain a calming, “safe” environment for children.

 HSN’s existing Treatment Room is very clinical and can be intimidating in its look and feel for children. A medical exam table dominates the room. There is not enough space to comfortably accommodate patients, their family members, and treatment staff. Medical supplies and equipment are in full view. There are no distractions of any kind that patients can focus on to help calm them during medical procedures.

Here is what we are working towards…

 

With proceeds from Phase 2 of KICX for Kids, the Treatment Room will be expanded and renovated into a kid-friendly space, with a “clubhouse” feel. This will include a seating area for family members, child-friendly furniture and art/murals, electronic devices (television screens, video games), and “medical-looking” equipment and supplies either disguised by creative decor or completely hidden from view.