Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
In June of this year our 10 month old daughter, Violet Lucia was diagnosed with Leukemia requiring numerous prolonged stays in Cottage Hospital's Pediatric Unit. Stays ranged from 5 to 40+ days at time. During these prolonged stays it became very apparent that the interim Pediatrics Unit was not capable of providing the patients and their families with adequate space, bathroom facilities, and Privacy. In our time within the Interim Pediatrics unit (formerly Adult ICU) we have learned that a short term interim solution has been in place for nearly 2 years and will remain there until the end of 2014. We have also learned that another interim solution will be required until 2018 when the new pavillion is scheduled to be completed. We are looking for members of the community to support the cause of improving the Pediatrics Unit at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for both the interim and ends state. We want to show The Administrators of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by October 18th that the Community wants better for their children now and going forward. Your support will help convey the importance and priority required to improve the conditions for Pediatrics Patients and their families.