19 September 2012

New scooters for our young patients

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 operating theatre.

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.

 

 

 

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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