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20 September 2010 at 15:44
As part of the Play in Hospital Week, there is an open afternoon at the Children's Outpatient Department at Ormskirk Hospital where children of all ages are invited to bring their teddy for a health check. The 'Teddy Clinic' is on Friday 24th September between 1pm and 5pm.

As well as the 'Teddy Clinic' there will be a name the teddy competition, face painting, a colouring competition and a cake sale. Hospital Play Specialists Amanda Walker and Caroline Bailey will be on hand to help the children join in the fun.

Amanda Walker, Play Specialist at Ormskirk Children’s Unit said, “A lot of my friends think I spend all day finger painting, but it’s far more complicated than that! Yes, one of our tasks is to help prevent children who are staying in hospital getting bored and to help them have as pleasant an experience as possible, but our main duties are in the various clinics helping the doctors, nurses and other clinical staff. If a child has to have an injection or some other test, then it is our job to distract them, helping to take their mind off what is happening by interacting with them.”

Parents and children are invited to come to the Children’s Outpatient Department on level 1 at Ormskirk & District General Hospital on Friday 24th September between 1pm and 5pm to meet Amanda and Caroline.

Notes to Editors

Picture shows Amanda Walker with one of the children at the last 'Teddy Clinic'



Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk