Laughter is the best medicine!

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The hard working volunteers from our Paediatric Society have started running their new Bedside Play Volunteer Scheme earlier this month, to help the children of Alder Hey pass the hours, with a laugh or two promised along the way!

Alder Hey has Play Specialists who work with the patients, but they are only available during certain hours and days, so the students doctors in the School's Paediatric Society have created their volunteering scheme to help fill the times when a hospital Play Specialist is unavailable. The additional support aims to create a more fun and relaxing hospital environment for children and their families during a difficult time.

Well done to all our amazing students who saw the opportunity to step up and make a real difference! It shows fantastic dedication to patient care, and provides some much needed fun and laughter for our youngest patients.

Would you like to take part?

The scheme is already up and running for 2020, but if you would like to get involved and help to create a nice environment for the families of Alder Hey, keep your eyes peeled at the start of the next academic year for your chance to volunteer!

In the meantime, check out the Student Paediatric Society Facebook page to see what other events and volunteer schemes they have planned you might wish to support or take part in.