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This hospital play area for kids looks worse than a prison – Wordless Wednesday


A cage without any toys is considered a play area at the Cairns Base Hospital – WTF?

I have to say I felt more than a little sad when I saw there were NO TOYS AT ALL in here.

Cairns Base Hospital – I have to say I felt more than a little sad when I saw there were NO TOYS AT ALL in here.



The lovely Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

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Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

32 thoughts on “This hospital play area for kids looks worse than a prison – Wordless Wednesday

  1. They are probably like lots of places where you have to bring your own so they don’t share germs and bugs. I found when my kids were little they would put their faces on the fences and that would be equivilant of exactly the same thing. Poor kids!

  2. Last time we went to the ED they had a mini drum kit in the play area…the person who put that there either has a sick sense of humour or doesn’t have children!

  3. I’m all for using imagination, but that does seem a little harsh! Just read Annaleis’ comment above – I suppose that could be the reason – but the whole caged in look isn’t inviting at all!

  4. I was thinking the same as Annaleis… It’s probably a germ thing…. Doesn’t look very fun though does it!!

  5. Why on earth would a kid even go in there??!!!

  6. That’s shocking! Surely a few toys would help make the area a little more friendly.

    The one at RPA in Sydney is filled with toys but they all look pretty grotty. I remember taking Ned there once with a suspected UTI. We had to wait around for hours for him to do a wee in a cup. When he finally let one out it was all over a kids’ table in the children’s area. I wiped it up as best I could but no one else was running in to disinfect the area. Made me think twice about putting him in there should we ever have to go back there again!

    • Just a few ones that could be wiped down – eg not wood – we have heaps in the Paed outpatients area, I’ve been going with No.2 every 6 months for nearly 4 years and there is always something to play with, thanks for visit V x

  7. That’s a little crazy. What is the point of that area if there are o toys?

  8. Oh wow – that’s a pretty sad excuse for a play area. You wouldn’t even feel like having fun!!

  9. Our previous local hospital has one similar – I think everyone steals the toys.
    Thanks for linking up and being such an amazing commenter.

  10. How sad is that? Would love to see some books in there for the little guys. xx

  11. Terrible, but there must be a reason. I wish I could put my 7 year olds in a cage very regularly, any cage would do.

  12. Really?? That is insane to me. Surely they can put something in there 😦

  13. Invisitoys? At least it looks ‘clean’.

    • Maybe hun – I did feel sad but thinking about it more – maybe they have reasons, but couldn’t they just wipe down 2 or 3 toys daily?! However, Trish might be right, perhaps they keep getting stolen! x

  14. That’s a shocker! Obviously they dont’ want to encourage any child to be happy to be in the hospital, and ensure all parents are frazzled by the time they are seen by doctors.

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