Hospital Play Service
 
Playright provides young patients in Princess Margaret Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Tseung Kwan O Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital with therapeutic play services that help them and their families deal with illness and medical treatments. Our hospital play services include:

Preparation Play - We prepare children psychologically for upcoming medical procedures and treatments, including operations, CT scans, and lumbar punctures, among many others.

Distraction Play - We help children cope with pain and anxiety during medical procedures by distracting them with interesting play and toys.

Medical Play - Through play that is explicitly centered on diagnostic and treatment procedures, we provide children with opportunities to become familiar with these procedures and understand what they are all about. Such play also gives children the chance to ask questions and express their feelings about what is happening to them.

Development Play - Children in hospital, particularly those who are there for a long time, need appropriate play for optimum psychological health and development.
Hospital Play Service Pamphlet





Playright Channel
To help children in hospital keep in touch with the outside world, Playright introduced Hong Kong's first ever interactive hospital television channel in 2006. A lively monthly variety and game show broadcast throughout all paediatric wards gives every child, even those confined to isolation wards, a chance to play and communicate, and a valuable means of reducing stress and anxiety.


Hospital Play Development Project
Thanks to generous community sponsorship, our professional Hospital Play Specialists have visited many more hospitals to offer their expert opinion on the play environment in the paediatric wards and on selection of toys. Our consultants also train medical and nursing staff and volunteers in the design and provision of appropriate games as well as the special skills needed when playing with children under medical care.

The hospitals so far covered by the Hospital Play Development Project are Queen Mary Hospital, The Duchess of Kent Children' s Hospital, Grantham Hospital, Kwong Wah Hospital, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, United Christian Hospital, Tuen Mun Hospital, Yan Chai Hospital, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


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