CHILDREN NEED SPECIAL CARE IN HOSPITALS
Children are particularly vulnerable, both physically and emotionally. For them, being in hospital can be a source of anxiety and fear, especially if they are unexpectedly separated from their family. Along with having to cope with illness, this difficult experience can affect their normal growth and development.
A stay in hospital for any child is often stressful and can be very frightening. Every day, Children in Hospital Ireland volunteers provide activities and play for children of all ages in 14 paediatric units around the country.
Funds that you raise will be put straight to purchasing much-needed art supplies, games and toys and will help to ensure we have adequate supplies throughout the year for all of the 13 hospitals in which we provide a play service.