Play Therapy Team – Plymouth

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust 

“Innovative and very much valued team. Children love them. When they are around the procedures are done without any tears.

The play specialist team do a wonderful job of helping the children enjoy their hospital experience. They work hard, and we would be lost without them

They spend an immense amount of time preparing the children and their families for procedures. They support staff with clinical interventions by distracting and supporting the child; ultimately ensuring the child and family has a good experience so if ever they need to come back into hospital it is a much less scary place for them.

They support siblings of children brought in during an emergency situation, this allows the family to be with their unwell child and not have the additional worry of what the sibling is experiencing. “

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