The runner’s up for Starlight’s 2021 Play Team of the Year Award has been awarded to the Play Team at the Royal Brompton Hospital. led by Play Services Manager Maxine Ovens.
This team is dedicated to providing play and distraction for the children who visit Royal Brompton Hospital. They work throughout the hospital in various wards, including the intensive care unit, the main children’s ward, the sleep lab, various clinics, and the main children’s outpatients department. This busy schedule exposes their team to a variety of children with different needs.
The Royal Brompton Hospital Play Team has been successful at building strong relationships with patients and their families by figuring out what what relaxes them, makes them happy, and what kinds of activities the children enjoy.
The knowledge, passion and commitment this team has for the power of play helps them to make a difference in their patients and families’ lives every single day.