Health and wellbeing

Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000

Description

Halton Hospital Urgent Care Children's department wish to change the experience of every child entering our unit, at a time when a child is feeling at their worst due to being unwell or having been in an accident.

The existing clinical environment is frightening to a child and their families, and can further aggravate situations making treatment difficult.

Our vision is to create a warm and welcoming unit that demonstrates we are attune to their needs as well as reflects the passion we hold to deliver the best possible high quality care to the children and their families.

Presently we have a wonderful mural in our children's waiting area, of which initially relax our young patients however the actual journey thereafter is what we wish to make better!

Within the paediatric unit we would like a dinosaur mural that is hand painted along the corridor leading into the treatment rooms.

There are two treatment rooms of which we wish to create two different themed designs:
* First treatment room will be designed as a distraction room - for babies and younger patients
* Second treatment room will be designed for older children

We would also like to provide distraction tools such as a Lava Lamp/ projection that projects stars or shapes onto the ceiling so young children or babies have a moving visual aid to distract them whilst receiving treatment.

Our Hospitals' receive over 30,000 children a year through its doors, our Halton Hospitals Urgent Care unit open its doors to 15 thousand children of which we care and treat, ages ranging from new born to 18 years old.

Thank you for taking the time to consider our request, should you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Helen Higginson
WHH Charity Manager
01925 662666

Warrington and Halton Hospitals Charity

Location: Hospital Way, Runcorn, Halton, United Kingdom

WHH Charity feel proud to be able to help provide this very special project, not only will it give our young visitors and their families the experience of a welcoming environment, it will also help our staff complete treatment in a less intimidating environment which will aid a positive experience x
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