We are comprised of qualified Health Play Specialists, supported by Play Assistants. Our aim is to support and assist children and young people in hospital through play in its many forms. Our main focus is using play to reduce the anxiety children and young people can experience when in hospital or when having treatment.
Members of our team are available daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm on the phone numbers given below.
‘Play in Hospital’ week is about promoting and celebrating the power that play has in helping children and young people with their experiences of hospital. This year the week is possibly more important than ever before, as play services are having to change and adapt in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and anxieties around health and hospitalisation are so high. Play in Hospital week is essential in reinforcing the fact that despite PPE, social distancing & lockdowns, play can and should have a vital role in supporting children and young people in hospital.
The Play in Hospital week theme this year is ‘Play Well Together’, showing that it is important for all of us to be involved in ensuring that quality play is provided for children, young people & their families in hospital, and that play is vitally important for all of us, adults and children, especially at a time of such heightened stress & anxiety.