The Children’s Oncology team at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) recently took receipt of three brand new Xbox medical gaming carts. An image of staff from the children's ward and two of the gaming carts that were purchased.

The gaming carts allow young people access to activities that remove them from the constraints and anxieties that often surround the hospital environment. TheRockinR charity supplied the medical gaming carts, which are specially made for hospitals, as they are more robust and meet our infection prevention guidelines.

The three carts were purchased through different funding streams: SaTH Charity, a patient’s family fundraised for the second and the third was purchased by Starlight, a charity advocating for children to play as part of their wellbeing and recovery. Patients are enjoying the benefits of these carts providing normality whilst in hospital.

Charlotte Davies, Paediatric Ward Manager, said of TheRockinR carts: “The units are a brilliant support to the children and young people on the ward. During their recovery children can have long periods of time with little to do and are in real need of a home comfort. Some young people can use TheRockinR to take their mind off their discomfort and their parents have told us how effective they are.”

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