A new ‘world class facility for children, young people, women in labour and their families‘ in Copenhgagen’s Rigshospitalet , Denmark has just been given a massive boost from the world’s favourite toy, as Lego make a massive donation.
The new children’s hospital set to combine the existing facilities, which are spread over nine buildings, condensing them into a more accessible, convenient entity.
The Capital Region of the country, Region Hovestden has put forward a staggering 1.4 billion kroner towards the project, meaning that it is off to a great start. Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, the regional chairman of Region Hovestden recently stated:
“The goal is that this new hospital building for children, young people and women giving birth will be part of shifting the entire Danish healthcare in a whole new direction, where patient care is much more than diagnosing diseases and handing out medicine,”
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the Ole Kirk Fund chairman added that “It is crucial that children and their families feel comfortable during a course of treatment and can have the best possible quality of life. There must be room for the family to have fun together and take a break from their concerns. In other words, have as normal a life as possible.”
According to CPH Post Online, “Each year, approximately 37,000 children, adolescents and pregnant women and their families come into contact with treatment at Rigshospitalet.” The hospital is set for completion in 2023.
Established in 1949, Lego has since become one of the most recognisable brands in the world, with over 600 billion Lego parts having been produced as of June 2015.