Over the past two weeks, working hard with our partners at Tobar Toys, we have been able to continue our distribution of almost 100 Distraction Boxes and 200 Boost Boxes to Health Professionals across the country, providing vital resources to entertain, distract and comfort children in hospitals.
We know that Health Play Specialists and our other NHS colleagues up and down the country are doing invaluable work in light of these uncertain times, and we at Starlight are proud to be continuing our services to those on the frontline!
In these uncertain times it is essential that children and young people in hospital or healthcare settings are still provided with the opportunity for play and recreation.
Now more than ever, play is so important not only to help with routine procedures in hospitals, but to ease the anxieties of children amidst the virus.
We have been receiving feedback from healthcare workers across the country about the importance of continuing to provide play and recreation opportunities for children in hospital, and the importance of single use play items.
One Health Play Specialist said:
“In these uncertain times it is essential that children and young people in hospital or healthcare settings are still provided with the opportunity for play and recreation.
Even if they are in isolation, they can still have play provided for them. The items in the Boost Boxes from Starlight are ideal as the patients get to keep them, so there isn’t the fear of them being put back into a playroom, which could spread infection.”
Thank you so much to all of the healthcare workers going above and beyond in the NHS. Your compassion and expertise are more important than ever, and we are proud to support you!