A healing environment and a safe haven for children
Play is an important part of the healing process and a place to play within the hospital is like a safe haven, giving children some control of their environment and a chance to just be children for a few moments.
We were therefore delighted to transform a room in the Casey ward at Epsom Hospital into a brightly-coloured space with uplifting seaside images of beach huts and deckchairs and a daisy meadow.
St Faith’s Trust, in Dorking, set up in the 1930s to help children in Surrey, donated £20,000 to Momentum for the project.
Jo Dodge, Epsom Hospital’s play specialist, said: "I have had such positive feedback from staff and families. It is so bright and inviting and will be a relaxing space for our families to enjoy at what can be a very stressful time."
Work in progress and final product!
This special place allows children to have an opportunity to socialise with other children who may share similar experiences.
Sara Hindle, Epsom Hospital Oncology Nurse Specialist.