Hope and courage as medics fight to improve the lives of sick children. Best Information Programme, 2003 Qantas Media Awards.
Kids’ Hospital is a series filmed in the brand new Kidz First Children’s Hospital in South Auckland. The hospital has been built because too many young lives are being lost to disease in South Auckland and too many youngsters are ill.
Kidz First is dedicated solely to the particular needs of children. During its busiest times – the winter months – it can treat up to 300 children a day through its Emergency Department. That makes it one of the busiest children’s hospitals in Australasia.
Furthermore, Kidz First isn’t just a hospital. The doctors and nurses from Kidz First are just as likely to be found out in the community dealing with issues like poverty and overcrowding – issues which contribute to ill health and disease.
The Kids’ Hospital series made for TV One was filmed over a four month period and followed a large number of patients and staff.
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Producers: Andrea Hotere, John Keir
Associate producer: Dianne Lindesay
Thanks to: Staff & patients of Kidz First Children’s Hospital
Exec producer: Tony Manson
Network exec: Irene Gardiner
Field director: Kim Webby
Story director: Peter Bell
Researchers: Dianne Lindesay, Nevak Ilolahia
Editor: Margaret Kelly
Production manager: Philippa Hall
Production coordinator: Kim Muriwai
Production assistant: Emily Buchanan, Neil Williamson
Camera: David Caldwell
Sound: Sam Richards
Narrator: Jim Mora
Production accountant: Jeanette Wiles-Crombie
Financial controller: Glenda Paterson
Funded by: TV One & TVNZ