Play is children’s basic need. Even when they are sick, their natural instinct does not change. Our Hospital Play, which commenced in 1994, is targeted at child patients. The service helps children to engage in play during their pathway of fighting an illness and being hospitalized, as well as to understand medical procedures, the environment and what is happening in their lives intellectually and psychologically. Apart from looking after children, we also support their families and partner with medical professionals to develop and promote hospital play and conduct research so as to strengthen holistic paediatric care.
In future decade, we aim to make every hospital with a Paediatric department include a hospital play service, thus letting play become an integral part of the growth of every sick child.