This year’s recipients of Starlight’s Play Team 2021 award are a passionate and committed trio of Play Specialists at Ipswich Hospital. Siobhan, Karen and Clare have a combined 40 years of experience caring and supporting children and their families through the power of play and distraction.
The small but cohesive team say their ethos of supporting each other and focusing on communication is at the heart of why they work so well together. This approach allows them to provide the best and most tailored care for each child and their families. Any one of the team can step in and help with a patient because they all understand the differing needs and details of the families. And, thanks to their different characters, the team can fit the right Play Specialist with each child depending on the child’s personality and needs.