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Young Person's day case patients need entertainment

Young Person's day case patients need entertainment

The Activity Co-ordinators on the Young Person’s Unit (YPU/T12) not only support the patients on ward T12 but also spend time with ‘day case’ patients on ward T11.

These patients can be suffering from long term illnesses but attend the hospital only for outpatient treatment.  Frenchesca James, Activity Co-ordinator for the YPU/T12 and the young outpatients on T11, explained that the unit would really benefit from having some DVD players, DVDs, games and general entertainment, to keep the day case patients occupied whilst they are receiving their treatment.

Patients frequently have to stay put in a bed or chair for long periods of time whilst having treatment administered, which can be quite difficult for them. Offering a distraction in the way of a DVD or game would really help to occupy the patients and improve their experience of being on the ward.

If you would like to help us purchase DVDs and general entertainment items for young patients, please click on the 'How to donate' tab at the top of this page. Thank you.