Children's Epilepsy Hospital
A playground for treating epilepsy
The Epilepsy Hospital, Filadelfia is one of a kind in Denmark. The hospital is one of the best in the country and specialises in treating and diagnosing children with epilepsy and associated conditions.
In 2018, the hospital was given a gift from a Danish foundation - funds to establish a large, outdoor playground for the hospital grounds. The playground was built to provide a natural outside environment, removed from the clinical environment, for the children to play and use their senses, and to give doctors and nurses a new way of observing and treating the children.
Over 120 play activities
The impressive new play area holds more than 120 inclusive play activities, carefully selected to offer play for children of all abilities. The playground is designed using different types of play activities and divided into zones to ensure all children are included in play.
The playground allows the kids to play together now. Something they couldn't do before. That makes me really happy.
Martin Beck Iversen, Father
Designed to include all abilities
The new "jump out" play area is inclusive of all children and encourages them to forget about their settings and do what children do best - play! All 120 plus play activities have been carefully placed to support the children at their individual level. Play equipment like wheelchair swings, sensory gardens and ramp structures make sure that even children with limited mobility are included in play.
PhysicalJoy of movement: motor skills, muscle, cardio and bone density
CognitiveJoy of learning: curiosity, understanding of causal relationships and knowledge of the world
Social-EmotionalJoy of being together: teamwork, tolerance and sense of belonging
CreativeJoy of creating: co-creation and experimenting with materials
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