Pip Russell - Round 2, 2016 Champion

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Pip Russell

Using technology to make hospital better for sick children

Pip Russell is the managing director of Juiced TV, a program made by the kids in hospital, for the kids in hospital. Each week they film and produce a 25-minute show that is broadcast on the patient entertainment systems at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, and distributed online via their YouTube channel and website.

Some of the important positive aspects of Juiced TV are:

  • patients can become TV stars while in hospital
  • children and families can learn what to expect in hospital, easing stress and anxiety
  • it entertains and helps capture positive memories during what can be a frightening time
  • episodes are available on demand from anywhere in the world via the web so family and friends can see how children are coping
  • children can learn about the technical skills needed in TV production.

A mobile application to deliver the show to patients and siblings in children’s wards in regional hospitals, so they can access episodes and create their own content, is in development.

Juiced TV also uses social media to share positive stories among families and the community, and to show supporters how their crowdfunding contributions make a big difference to the lives of sick children.

The program is based in Brisbane and operates within the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Entertainment and distraction techniques are being used in health facilities around the world and Juiced TV is among those using digital means to help speed up recovery for sick and injured children. A rollout of the program to regional hospitals to connect patients across Queensland will begin soon.

Before bringing Juiced TV to life, Pip worked on two Network Ten children’s shows, Toasted TV and Totally Wild. During her time with Ten, Pip gained extensive production experience on national and international shoots, and used her public profile to champion charitable organisations such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Care Australia, and Cerebral Palsy League.

As a digital champ, Pip will continue to bring Juiced TV to more patients across the state. She is also keen to share her experiences with crowdfunding with other community and not-for-profit organisations.

Pip is nominated by: Children's Hospital Foundation

Pip Russell

Using technology to make hospital better for sick children

Pip Russell is the managing director of Juiced TV, a program made by the kids in hospital, for the kids in hospital. Each week they film and produce a 25-minute show that is broadcast on the patient entertainment systems at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, and distributed online via their YouTube channel and website.

Some of the important positive aspects of Juiced TV are:

  • patients can become TV stars while in hospital
  • children and families can learn what to expect in hospital, easing stress and anxiety
  • it entertains and helps capture positive memories during what can be a frightening time
  • episodes are available on demand from anywhere in the world via the web so family and friends can see how children are coping
  • children can learn about the technical skills needed in TV production.

A mobile application to deliver the show to patients and siblings in children’s wards in regional hospitals, so they can access episodes and create their own content, is in development.

Juiced TV also uses social media to share positive stories among families and the community, and to show supporters how their crowdfunding contributions make a big difference to the lives of sick children.

The program is based in Brisbane and operates within the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Entertainment and distraction techniques are being used in health facilities around the world and Juiced TV is among those using digital means to help speed up recovery for sick and injured children. A rollout of the program to regional hospitals to connect patients across Queensland will begin soon.

Before bringing Juiced TV to life, Pip worked on two Network Ten children’s shows, Toasted TV and Totally Wild. During her time with Ten, Pip gained extensive production experience on national and international shoots, and used her public profile to champion charitable organisations such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Care Australia, and Cerebral Palsy League.

As a digital champ, Pip will continue to bring Juiced TV to more patients across the state. She is also keen to share her experiences with crowdfunding with other community and not-for-profit organisations.

Pip is nominated by: Children's Hospital Foundation