A little girl who has called Auckland's Starship hospital home for the last five years will finally be able to move home with her parents next month.

Ana-Carolina de Moraes Lobo Bircham, 5, has never been able to play in her own backyard, has never had her own bedroom and has never been tucked into her own bed.

Since she was five months old Ana-Carolina's parents, Peter Bircham and Elane de Moraes Lobo, have spent 20 hours of each day caring for their daughter at the hospital's intensive care unit, often sleeping only every second day.

For years, the couple

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