Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital have sent us the below message and video.
We hope that you are well and staying safe.
At the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh things are changing on a daily basis and Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity are doing all we can to support the children, families and staff during these challenging times.
The doctors and nurses told us that children were becoming distressed at seeing the staff in their PPE, and that their usual methods of helping children stay calm during their hospital visits and treatments weren’t working because of the clothing and equipment that they now have to wear.
To help them, we have made a short film (just 2 minutes long) to explain to children why different workers need to wear PPE to stay safe, and to show that under the masks and aprons it is still the same friendly people at the hospital. We are keen for this film to be seen by as many children as possible so they know what to expect and are not as scared if they need to come to hospital, and so we are sending it to all of the schools on our list.