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State-of-the-art sensory projector donated to Royal Preston Hospital children’s ward

Posted on - 15th May, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Proud Preston, Sharoe Green
Kathryn McManus & Rebecca Arestidou. Pic: Brabnbers

The £8,800 interactive projector is motion sensitive and responds to users’ gestures and movement. The projector creates images on floors, as well as tables and wheelchair trays.

The system includes over 300 interactive games including air hockey and fossil digs for the children to use.

It’s used to encourage mental, physical and language development while being a source of entertainment, helping to reduce stress and anxiety thus improving patient wellbeing.

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The purchase was made possible through a £2,000 grant from The Brabners Foundation to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity’s Children’s Fund (LTHCCF). The Brabners Foundation is an independent grant-making charity established by independent law firm Brabners. The foundation was set up with the aim of helping the communities they work with.

Rebecca Arestidou, LTHCCF fundraising impact and project officer, said: “Playing games not only keeps young patients entertained, it also helps to stimulate them and take their minds off being in hospital. This reduces their stress levels, which in turn can help recovery.”

“We are very grateful to The Brabners Foundation for its support as this type of equipment falls outside of the remit for NHS funding.”

Kathryn McManus, fundraising co-ordinator for Brabners, said: “It’s Brabners’ mission to make the difference to our clients and our people but also the communities we serve. Since the Brabners Foundation was established in 2019, the firm has so far donated more than £166,000 to 67 different UK charities.”

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The OmiVista projector will help hundreds of patients and their families. Up to 30 children stay at the Royal Preston children’s ward each night and the projector will be used by young patients as well as visiting parents and carers.

To find out more, become involved or make a donation, go to the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals childrens appeal website.

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