Patients from Nottingham Children’s Hospital got the chance to meet some furr-iendly faces this week as a special treat.
Stonebridge City Farm was welcomed by young patients at NUH, with lots of children getting the chance to meet a selection of animals, such as rabbits and guinea pigs. The event left smiles all round, with the children and their families able to enjoy some fun away from the hospital wards, where many spend a lot of their time.
Claire Hardy, a Play Specialist based at QMC, believes that visits like this one from the farm help to bring smiles to the children who might be going through a tough time.
Claire added: “For them to have an exciting visit like this is really amazing for them. The smiles from the children make it all worthwhile – they are so happy which makes us happy as staff. It is wonderful to see their faces light up when they see the animals.”
The animal visit was enjoyed by lots of patients and their families.
Stonebridge City Farm said that it was a privilege to be able to bring the animals in for the children to see and light up their faces.
Farm manager, Peter Armitage, said: “We were delighted to visit the hospital and allow the children to spend some time with the animals.”