I’ve been coming to Evelina since I was about three or four.
I’ve been coming to Evelina since I was two and a half.
I’ve been coming here ever since I was two.
I’ve been coming to Evelina for three years now.
Mummy, how long have I been coming to Evelina Hospital?
[TEXT] We have been changing the lives of children and young people for 150 years.
No one in the world is a hundred and fifty!
The original Evelina Hospital for Sick Children opened in 1869.
I knew it had been around for a long time, but I didn’t realise it had been around for that long.
They don’t wear the hats or the aprons, they put plastic ones on now.
[TEXT] Today we’re called Evelina London and we care for children in hospital and our community. We are here when children and family need us most.
I need these drugs and they help me grow.
I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, it’s a type of muscular dystrophy.
[Whispers] Sickle cell.
Because she has sickle cell.
I have cerebral palsy.
One leg is bigger than the other.
Chronic renal failure, so my kidneys don’t really work.
[TEXT] We care for children as if they were our own.
Coming to Evelina is like another family, because I’ve been coming for quite a long time, you kind of get to know people.
The staff here are really nice, they’re very caring.
And they’re patient, and they’re gentle, and they listen.
I like Mr Kokkinakis because he’s funny.
Sarah is my favourite because she does fun stuff with me.
The nurses are kind and caring and funny, and cheer you up when you’re feeling down.
It’s stayed a caring and lovely place, just got a little bit bigger.
[TEXT] Help make our birthday really count. Join us in celebrating the big difference we make to children’s lives. www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/Evelina150
Happy birthday Evelina London!