Sick children at Hornsby Hospital will benefit from a new and improved play area as part of a NSW State Government initiative to make hospital stays easier on the younger patients.

Member for Hornsby, Matt Kean MP said the funding will be used to make a hospital stay for children and their families a little less stressful.

“We know that a hospital environment plays an important role in the wellbeing of children and their families. We want to support families, especially in times of need and we hope this investment will help brighten the days of sick children and their families,” Mr Kean said.

“It’s also great for our clinical staff to share in planning for these new enhancements and working in an improved environment to deliver the very best healthcare to their young patients.

“Having children in hospital is a stressful time for families, and we want to make Hornsby Hospital as warm and welcoming as possible, while at the same time first class medical attention.”

Hornsby is one of eight NSW hospitals to share the $2 million NSW Government funding.

Works are getting underway and will be completed in 2019.

As the year comes to a close I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.