Louby Lou is a “Magic Medic” who has regularly visited the hospital to perform an immersive, colourful and vibrant clowning show. She distracts children from their treatment, brightens the hospital environment and spreads joy around the ward.
More than 6,000 children from the Greater Manchester area are treated at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport each year. Many of these children need to make regular visits to hospital due to ongoing treatment or reoccurring conditions or have to be hospitalised for long periods of time.
Attending hospital can be a distressing and anxious time for a child especially for those whose treatment might be unpleasant or cause discomfort and pain. Play therapy and distraction can make a real difference to the experience.
MedEquip4Kids have been asked to fund Louby Lou’s visits for another year which will give children a better experience of visiting hospital and receiving treatment.
Jeanette Burden, play specialist on the children’s unit said “Hospital can be a difficult and upsetting place to be for patients and Louby Lou always manages to put a heartwarming smile on children’s faces here”. We think it is clear how the children benefit and why we want to continue to support the project.
The total cost of providing ‘Magic Medic’ visits at the Treehouse Unit is £2340