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Celebrating Play in Hospital Week 2023!

A collage of our best photos from play in Hospital week, including circus skills, balloons and therapy dogs!
15 October 2023

That’s a wrap on our Play in Hospital Week 2023 celebrations! 

Play in Hospital Week showcased the importance of providing the opportunity, space and time for play for children attending hospital. Our play team are an integral part in not only bringing joy to our hospital but helping reduce anxiety and distract young people when having procedures or treatments with us. Many of the events were organised by our magnificent play team, who love to make sure that all of our patients and families at Sheffield Children’s have the opportunity to express themselves through play.

We’ve had a blast celebrating Play in Hospital Week at Sheffield Children’s this year. Thanks to a number of wonderful activities organised and supported by our wonderful play specialists, our patients and families have been able showcase their creative sparks through the magic of arts, crafts and, you guessed it, play! 

Throughout the week, our patients have been able to get involved in a number of marvellous activities, such as making their own music, baking their own gingerbread people, and spending time getting to know some of our fabulous therapy dogs- including Quita and Sparkle! 

Looking for some big top fun? Don’t worry, we had you covered! Patients and families alike were treated to demonstrations of some fabulous circus tricks delivered by Greentop Community Circus and commissioned by Art+, our arts team funded by The Children’s Hospital Charity. Our patients were even able to get in on the act, taking part in activities such as juggling, spinning plates, and even getting their hands on some fabulous balloon animals. 

A huge thank you to our fabulous play team for all of their incredible workWe hope you had as much fun as we did! 

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