Because of you – Children’s Wards
With great thanks to Luton Sixth Form College, our Children’s Ward at Luton and Dunstable Hospital was able to purchase a Sensory Voyager.
This piece of equipment can be used from new-born to adolescent patients and has lots of fantastic functions to help stimulate patients whilst in hospital, and encourages them to communicate!
Riverbank Youth Space
With help of Bellway Homes and the Caravan Club, our Riverbank Ward at Bedford was able to create a ‘Youth Space’, a new safe space for our older/teen patients to use and enjoy, away from a clinic setting.
This space includes a TV where they can escape from their beds and have some time away from the ‘hospital setting’
Parents Lounge (Children’s Wards)
Thanks to fundraising and some generous donations from Sainsbury’s Bramingham, we have refurbished the Parents Lounge on the Children’s Wards. There is a new kitchen with a microwave and fridge, along with some comfy chairs for the parents to use.
This room gives parents a place to have something to eat and drink, whilst having some time away from the ward.
Magic Carpet Projector
The donation of a magic carpet projector made by the Wallace and Gromit Children’s Foundation has made a huge difference to the lives of many children and babies who are poorly or undergoing treatment at the hospital. The projector has surpassed our hopes and we have seen increased mobility in patients who have multiple and mental disabilities while using it. Children from babies to teenagers enjoy the different functions and themes. On a daily basis staff have used it as a distraction from treatment and to promote physical and sensory stimulation.