We’re excited to be taking part in the national Play in Hospital Week (Monday 7 to Saturday 12 October) – and our play specialists have lots of fun activities planned for our youngest patients.
Across our children’s wards at both our hospitals, we’ll be running syringe painting on Tuesday 8 October, where children will be let loose with paint-filled syringes (well, let loose to paint on old sheets!) On Thursday 10 October it’s messy play time, with slime, Play Doh and shaving foam, while on Friday 11 October, we’re hosting a teddy’s bears hospital where children will be encouraged to bring their own teddy bears for treatment with toy doctor kits, bandages and even printed x-rays!
Our play specialists will also be promoting the work they do with stall in the atriums of both our hospitals. They will be at Queen’s Hospital from 10am to 2pm on Monday 7 October, and at King George Hospital from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday 9 October. Why not come along and say hi?
Play in Hospital Week aims to raise awareness of the benefits of play in the treatment of poorly children in hospital. It’s run by the National Association of Health Play Specialists with the Starlight Children’s Foundation.