The Children and Young People appeal works to provide added extras for young patients at Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Good Hope Hospital. Each year, the three hospitals treat thousands of children from across Birmingham and the West Midlands.
The hospital charity is fundraising to provide equipment, furniture, games and toys to make hospital visits easier for children and young people. The appeal will create stress-free environments for children, easing their stress and worry when visiting the hospital.
At Heartlands Hospital, the Children and Young People appeal is raising funds to provide a sensory trolley to provide relaxation and entertainment for children on the High Dependency Unit. The Children's Ward at Heartlands Hospital provides games and toys to entertain children whilst they wait for their appointments.
As well as providing toys, games and equipment, the Charity also funds work to brighten up Children's wards across the hospitals. At Good Hope, the children's playrooms have been painted with bright colours to help children forget that they are in a hospital.
At Solihull Hospital, the appeal is funding a refurbishment of the Children’s Outpatients Department which treats over 17,000 young patients each year. The refurbishment will create a child-friendly environment for young patients. The appeal will also help fund comfortable seating, sensory equipment, toys and much more that will create a stress-free environment.
Samantha Howell, Fundraising Manager at Solihull Hospital said: "The Children and Young People appeal relies on the support of amazing fundraisers that make it possible for the Charity to provide added extras over and above that which the NHS can provide.
"It can be a stressful and anxious time when a child visitis hospital so it is really important that the departments and rooms that they are in are as welcoming as possible. I look forward to the refurbishment and seeing the difference that it will make to the children and young people who visit the hospital."