Our fabulous Children’s Palliative Care Nurse at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust came up with an innovative and moving way to keep in contact with children who they provide care for by reading bedtime time stories and sharing them as the team are unable to visit them at the present time.
The team were concerned that over time their faces and voices would be less familiar to the children so they wanted a way to be able to stay in contact with them that would be fun and that they would enjoy. So each member of the team chose stories that each individual child would enjoy and read it to them in the sensory room within Kingfisher Children’s Unit at Grantham Hospital, a personal message was also filmed for each child.
The team consists of:
Jo Woolley, Children’s Palliative Care Nurse Specialist and Team Leader Children’s Palliative Care / Short Breaks Team
& Children’s Palliative Care Support Workers:
• Angie Paulger
• Ellie Sherwin
• Rob Sweere
We all had a great morning of filming and we’ve now planned more session over the next few weeks to film some more stories to help the children. The first set of stories have already been sent to the children and the feedback has been amazing.
The Children’s Palliative Care & Short Breaks team offer support to children, young people and their families when a child or young person has a deteriorating life-shortening (life-limiting) condition.
They provide care for the child or young person in their home whilst their parent/ carer have a short break from caring.