19 September 2012
New scooters for our young patients
Young patients at Nottingham Children's Hospital have taken
delivery of a fleet of scooters allowing them to scoot to the
Amongst the eight scooters are two Micro Sprites enabling staff
to get around the 26 miles of hospital corridors more speedily.
The scooters enable children aged 18 months to 16 years old to
forget the fact they are going through treatment. Rehabilitation
can be a painful process for some youngsters so the scheme has been
welcomed by the hospital's play team and its physiotherapists.
Claire Hardy, Play Specialist at NCH, said: "These scooters will
help our young patients and make the prospect of surgery less
daunting. They will also provide a great way for our patients to
keep active if they are with us for a long period of time."
As well as the scooters, the children will be given ribbons and
other accessories for their new fleet as part of the national
scheme organised by Micro Scooters UK.