As every year, at the Vall de Hebrón University Hospital we have celebrated the World Day of Hospitalized Children, a day to honor the youngest patients, their families and all the health workers who make hospital stays more humane. Let’s try. and pleasant experience. The date chosen for this day is 13 May, because on the same day in 1986, the European Parliament approved the European Charter of the Rights of Hospitalized Children, which defended the rights of children during their stay in a sanitary facility.
Children’s Hospital has experienced a different day today. Laughter and smiles have been the main protagonists of the Mon Park playground, where throughout the morning, boys and girls painted and attached a few sheets of pictures to create a large mural that filled them with joy and colors. Children have also enjoyed musical performances by Judit Vaz of Musicians for Health in collaboration with Abracadabra Magic Workshop and Maria Canals in the Family Space. The boys and girls have received a visit from Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion Spanish base, from a galaxy far, far away, even from space. The volunteers from Theodora Foundation and the clowns from the Papalasos unit also did not want to leave the party.
Today they could not leave out the distribution of gifts and toys for boys and girls, nor the participation of all the voluntary associations with which we participate every day in the children’s hospital. We ended the party with a traditional kiss toss at the door of the outdoor counseling center.
Emotional well-being of the hospitalized child
The opening signal for the celebration was given by Dr. Albert Salazar, manager of the Val de Hebron University Hospital, who welcomed the children and helped them hang their pictures on the mural. Dr. Albert Salazar also outlined Val de Hebron’s mission and commitment to building a more humane, friendly and empathetic hospital that meets and cares for the needs of boys and girls. On the other hand, Marina Martínez, head of the focus on citizenship of the Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Hospital, has expressed that today is an opportunity to assert and defend the rights of all children and adolescents of the Val University Hospital Hebron. All over the world.
Nursing assistant Maria Ángeles Acetuno explains that “the activity of the Val de Hebron Children’s Hospital is closely linked to the bill of rights of children admitted to the hospital. We work day in and day out to ensure that the hospital May the health of the children be better during their stay in the All pediatric units have a games room and a family space which aims to improve the experience and ensure the welfare of children and their families during the hospitalization process.
“We continue to work to make the hospital stay a friendly experience, focusing on communication procedures and the flow of information with the little ones in an appropriate way for their age and knowledge,” explains María Ángeles Acetunno. This is a commitment linked to the fifth right defined in the Bill of Rights for hospitalized children.