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Model rabbit alleviates stress for patients on our children’s wards

Model Rabbit Our children’s wards have received a special gift, kindly donated by the Children’s Happy Hospital Fund (CHHF).

A model rabbit, which is used to show children exactly how bloods are taken and cannulas are fitted, along with the possibility of having IV fluids, has been gratefully received by our Play Specialist Team. The model can be used by the children to take a ‘blood test’ and also insert fluids, in a fun, non-threatening way.

Sue Rodgers, Play Specialist Team Leader, said: “The Play Service would like to thank the Children’s Happy Hospital Fund and those who support the charity, for providing this piece of equipment.

“By using these fun methods, along with advice from the Play Service Team and answering any questions the child may have, it helps to reduce anxiety which in turn makes it easier to complete any tests. This is particularly useful for those children who regularly have to have tests done, to understand what is happening to them.

“It really will be of much benefit to our children’s wards and help many of our patients.”

The Children’s Happy Hospital Fund aims to make a difference for all young patients, for their families and carers both in hospital and at home. To find out more or get involved, please visit http://bit.ly/CHHF2017

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