Starlight Fun Centres
Distraction on tap 24-7
A new era in distraction therapy has arrived with launch of the brand new Starlight Fun Centre, which are being rolled out to hospitals and hospices UK-wide. Bringing the latest high-tech entertainment right to the bedside, our Fun Centres help to banish the boredom and fear of hospital stays, giving children the freedom to play what they want, when they want.
With the latest HD TV, Blu-ray disc player and library, Nintendo Wii and four portable Nintendo DS consoles, each Starlight Fun Centre will create non-stop entertainment and distraction for at least 5,000 children during its lifetime.
Playing on the Starlight Fun Centre makes children feel less anxious and worried about illness and treatment, and they often require less pain medication. The interactive games, especially Wii Fit, encourage children to get out of bed and move around, which aids healing and recovery. Happy children really do get better quicker.
Starlight plans to place a new Starlight Fun Centre on every children’s ward and in every children’s hospice in the UK so that every little visitor can benefit – however serious or minor their illness.
Do you work in a hospital or hospice? Access everything you need to request a Starlight Fun Centre for the children in your care on our dedicated Hospitals and Hospices page.
To read about the Starlight Fun Centres in Newcastle Evening Chronicle, please click here.