Our aim is to improve the experiences of children visiting our hospital for surgery who have additional needs or sensory sensitivities. We have listened to feedback from patients and their parents and created a sensory pack full of products designed to meet the individual needs of children visiting our department.
The sensory pack children can receive when visiting includes:-
- Noise cancelling headphones
- Two kinds of tactile and visually stimulating sensory toys
- Two sets of PECS cards to assist patients who are not able to communicate their needs verbally
We know that children can become attached to certain items and so we would love for them to choose any of these things from the sensory packs to take home with them after their visit.