We’re so proud to announce the runner up for this year’s Play Team of the Year is Hywel Dda Play Team. This team is made up of eight play members spread across three hospitals, Glangwilli, Bronglias and Withybush Hospitals, in three different counties in Wales.
The Hywel Dda Play Team does so much for so many children and young people. They strongly believe play is a fundamental human right for all children, and they do everything they can to provide as much play as they can in all areas needed.
They view play as a coping mechanism for hospitalised children and method for them to express their thoughts and feelings. It can also be used to normalise the hospital experience for children and their families and help them stay relaxed and calm. But mostly, play empowers children and young people and encourages independent decision making and socialising.