Livewire In-Hospital Program

The program is led by Livewire Facilitators, who are there to share their skills, encourage engagement and foster a sense of normality, in a relaxed environment.

The Livewire In-Hospital program helps to transform the hospital experience for young people through ward-based activities, special workshops and providing a space for young people to interact with each other. 

Livewire at Princess Margaret Hospital (previously called Club Ado) is where it all began, providing arts and recreational activities to adolescent inpatients, visiting friends and family, all aged 12-19 years. The program in Perth includes a ward-based program, Livewire facilitator-led workshops and evening sessions, in a purpose built facility

Thanks to the nib Foundation, Starlight has now secured funding to expand these programs to The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.


The types of activities and workshops lead by Livewire Facilitators include:

  • Art and craft workshops
  • Music workshops
  • Multi-media and creative writing activities
  • Culinary activities 
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Celebrity visits
  • Joint community projects
  • A ward-based program


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