The Treehouse Children’s Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital has 46 beds and cares for children aged between six months and 16 years with a wide range of medical needs. Over the last few years, the young patients have enjoyed visits from music therapist Emma Black, who has 15 years of experience working in hospital, care and special school settings. Children can have music and songs brought to their beds, and where possible, enjoy short concerts in the day room. Playing uplifting and gentle music to poorly children has been shown to improve mood and mental wellbeing, which can in turn help to support their physical recovery. Music on the ward also benefits visiting family members and aids their interaction with their children, reducing anxiety, as well as lifting the mood of the staff on the unit. The hospital now need our help to enable Emma to continue visiting once a month over the next year, benefiting around 550 sick children and their families.
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The North West and North Wales Paediatric Transport Service (NWTS) provide 24/7 stabilisation and transfer of critically ill children and babies. They mobilise from the base in Warrington with ambulance, clinical specialists and equipment to any district hospital in the North West and North Wales. The child/baby is transferred receiving full intensive care to regional […]Find out more →
The Children’s Ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital provides treatment and care to approximately 8,000 babies and children each year. Many of these are admitted with respiratory problems and need to have their oxygen levels closely monitored. All babies under 1 year old are routinely monitored during their stay on the ward. Recently all of the […]Find out more →
The Paediatric Inpatient Ward at Royal Bolton Hospital takes children from a catchment area across the north of Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire. The medical team have asked us to supply six Mindray VS900 blood pressure monitors. It is essential that children have their vital signs checked when first being admitted and then regularly […]Find out more →
“The team are really appreciative of the AccuVein AV400 as it now ensures staff can always wear gloves when trying to feel for veins that have previously been difficult to palpate, which given the current pandemic is even more essential.”
Sheffield Children’s Hospital