Great North Children’s Hospital Appeal
The Children’s Foundation continue to support the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust by fundraising for the new Great North Children’s Hospital. The hospital is now open, but we are still raising money to provide new high-tech facilities which will help to make the environment inside as comfortable and stress free as possible for the children.
In 2010 we were focused on raising funds for The 3D Sensory Distraction Therapy units which are designed to encourage children to breathe properly, relax during diagnostic tests and develop skills for anxiety and pain management. They are proving to be an invaluable resource.
We owe a huge thank you to Dransfield Properties who have successfully raised £30,000 via a number of fundraising activities in order for us to purchase 3D sensory equipment which is soon to be installed in the new GNCH, Rehabilitation Ward.
This equipment will be utilised by children & young people with varying conditions for example:
- Acquired brain injury
- Neurological diseases
- Spinal injuries
- Bone tumours
- Cystic fibrosis
Having such systems in place for the children to use alongside their Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Teams will assist treatment and assessment in areas of :
If you would like to support the Great North Children’s Hospital please contact [email protected]