Louise regularly uses Starlight Boost and Sensory Boxes in her work. The Boost Boxes are filled with toys and games Louise can give a child when they come to hospital for a treatment or test to distract them. The child can then keep the toy or game as a reward for doing so well leaving them feeling better about the hospital than they did when they first arrived.
Our Sensory Boxes are designed for those children and young people who have complex needs and can’t play as other children do. These boxes are filled with squishy toys, sound tubes, messy play and so much more. They help Louise with neuro rehab patients develop their motor skills and build up strength in their hands.
Another ward at her hospital has the Starlight Rhino Sensory Unit, a portable device that can turn any room into a sensory room. In addition to their established sensory room, the Rhino Sensory Unit comes in handy for those children who are bedside. Louise is able to bring sensory play to them and turn their boring hospital room into an exciting sensory playground.
On top of providing as much play as she possibly can, Louise has become an incredible support system for the parents and carers of her patients. From setting up fun activities for the parents to get involved with to giving them a moment to take a coffee break or speak to the doctor to simply being a should to lean on and providing an ear to listen, Louise does what she can to support the entire family as much as the seriously ill child.