Our young patients recently received a very special delivery to make their hospital stay less scary.
Young patients on Hascombe ward were visited by Project Linus UK who dropped off some very cute comfort blankets.
Staying in hospital can be a scary time for anyone but especially for children when they might not understand what is going on and why.
Research has shown that comfort blankets are an effective tool to combat stress, worry and anxiety. Benefits can also include boosting mood, improving sleep quality and ease pain.
Project Linus originated from the United States of America and was named after a character in the popular comic strip Peanuts, who carried around a security blanket.
Emily Murphy, mother of 15-month year old patient Leo, said: “I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea and the vibrant colourful blanket bought great comfort to Leo throughout his hospital stay.”
Senal Soyer, Matron of Hascombe ward said, “These donations make all the difference to our young patients and we always aim to make the children with us as comfortable and as stress free as possible.
These comfort blankets are a great way for children of all ages to feel reassured and secure.
“Thank you to all of the volunteers who spend their time making these quilts for those in need and we really appreciate your efforts.”