Juiced TV launches studio at Queensland Children’s Hospital

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Ella Pointon, who helped officially open the Juiced studio, has been involved with Juiced TV since it began nine years ago.

Queensland’s sickest kids have greater access to the fun, distraction and stardom of Juiced TV, with the opening of an in-house studio at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

The studio space, as part of the hospital’s entertainment precinct, was officially opened by Juiced TV CEO and founder Pip Forbes, alongside stars of the show including Ella Pointon, who’s been part of the production since it began nine years ago.

“This new studio is by far the best place in the hospital, it’s like 10 out of 10!” Ella Pointon said.

Juiced TV, the world-first television show made by kids in hospital, for kids in hospital, was created to give young patients the chance to star in their own TV show and share their hospital journey in an empowering and positive way.

Juiced TV Founder and CEO, Pip Forbes said the new studio inside the Queensland Children’s Hospital will allow the production to have even more of an impact on sick children.

“The kids we meet each day are incredibly resilient, funny and smart young people and I’m proud of what Juiced TV has created to help make their stay in hospital better. The best is yet to come,” she said.

Stars of Juiced TV help open the Juiced Studio.
Stars of Juiced TV help founder Pip Forbes, Minister for Health Shannon Fentiman and Executive Director for Clinical Services Dom Tait open the Juiced Studio.

Children’s Health Queensland has partnered with Juiced TV since its launch in 2015, broadcasting more than 1,000 episodes and 70,000 hours of content to bedsides.

Children’s Health Queensland Chief Executive Frank Tracey said support and entertainment services like Juiced TV are vital to enhancing the healing environment to help kids get better and go home sooner.

“This year the hospital is celebrating its tenth birthday and we look forward to celebrating with Juiced TV, a long-term and valued partner who helps us continue to be innovative, to dream big, and to partner with staff and families.

The colourful space, designed by Brisbane artist Kirsten Baade, is now open for children to visit, and will also be used to shoot and produce Juiced TV content.

Read the full media release: ‘Lights, camera, action’ as Juiced TV launches studio at Queensland Children’s Hospital - Ministerial Media Statements