Play Services: about our Play Team
The Play team consists of Play Workers and Heath Play Specialists working as part of the multidisciplinary team in paediatrics with children aged 0-16 years. The play team facilitates and provides support to children and young people facing a wide range of challenging experiences related to healthcare and hospitalization. The play team provides emotional support to children and young people and their families.
Health Play specialists
Are qualified professionals who work with children and young people to help them develop effective coping mechanisms. This can be through procedural play, procedural preparation, distraction, post procedural play. Health Play Specialists work alongside play workers to provide therapeutic play and the normalization of play in hospital.
Support children and young people through play, providing play materials and appropriate activities to encourage the development and wellbeing of children during hospitalization.
The Play team cover the following areas; Tropical lagoon, Tropical bay, Children’s and Young People Paediatric Ambulatory Unit (CYPAU), outpatients and the Children’s Emergency Departments (CED) at Queens’s and King Georges Hospitals.
Play Team new projects
- Brand new sensory room on Tropical Lagoon
- Young People’s forum
- Nominated for Pride of Essex award 2020
- Nominated for Best play team “Starlight Charity” 2020
- A Play Team Amazonwishlist
Inpatients, outpatient patients and CYPAU
Queen’s Children’s Emergency Department
King George Children’s Emergency Department
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