Story: Hospitals

Auckland Public Hospital, 2003 (3rd of 3)

Auckland Public Hospital, 2003

Claudia Chaney (9) and her cat Crystal in Ella's Cuddle Corner at Starship children's hospital in Auckland. Opened in 2010, this is a place where long-term and critically ill children being treated at Starship can spend time with their pets. It is named after Ella Thompson, a patient at Starship who died in 2003.

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - Maternity, women’s and children’s hospitals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018, updated 1 Jul 2022