Posted on: 02 Mar 2023
The Nottingham Hospitals Charity Robin mascot has been very busy today (Thursday 2nd March), delivering hundreds of books to young patients being cared for at Nottingham Children’s Hospital.
In celebration of World Book Day, we visited ward E39 and Children’s Outpatients at Queen’s Medical Centre to inspire young patients and their families through the world of books.
The books were purchased through our Grant a Wish scheme, a fund which helps the Children’s Hospital team buy gifts from their wish list. As well as books, this might include play equipment, musical instruments, craft materials and even away days and residential trips.
As well as providing a welcome distraction for younger children who are waiting for their appointments, it can also give pleasure for patients who are staying in the hospital for a longer period of time.
The Grant a Wish scheme is available for individuals, community groups and local businesses to contribute to. It was set up following feedback from the hospital teams, who were receiving some gifts which were unsuitable for their patients – so they can now choose suitable items themselves through Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Grant a Wish scheme.
Nottingham Children’s Hospital sees over 1,500 children under the age of 18 every single week, from paediatric emergency department through to the day therapy clinics and the Youth Service.