Our motivation for developing a range of attractive and comfortable clothing for patients is a deep desire to improve patient wellbeing; to soften the edges of hospitalisation and to make this difficult time more bearable.
This is also why we support partner healthcare organisations in their efforts to improve patient wellbeing, and are actively involved in projects that make hospitals less frightening places for children.
In 2016, two years of fundraising led by Nikla resulted in the opening of a playground at Belgium’s only dedicated children’s hospital. The inclusive play area was carefully designed to enable young patients to play alongside their able-bodied siblings, giving them a much-needed respite from the harsh realities of medical treatment and allowing precious memories to be created. Named after Nikla’s daughter Lydia, who was treated at the hospital, the playground has been an instant hit and plans are underway to create a sensory garden next to it.
You can read about the playground and see photos on the website of Kids Care asbl, the charity that supports the patients and families at HUDERF. Plans are now underway to create a sensory garden next to the playground.