News - 2015

December 2015
New video clips showing MRI and CT in hospital are rated 9 and 9.5 out of 10 - see our evaluation report!
We now have video clips showing the MRI and CT procedures in hospital on our videos page, the first feedback has been great.
December 2015
New video clip to prepare children for a cannula
Parents asked us for a video clip about cannulas - we now have a new video clip showing pretend play ideas to talk to your child about having a cannula.
October 2015
NHS National Services Scotland Excellence Awards - WWCIH recognised for its achievements!
The WWCIH charity was praised at the NHS National Services Scotland Excellence Awards ceremony on 21 October 2015 for the work it is doing to help families prepare for hospital.
October 2015
Video clips helping families prepare for MRI and CT
These video clips show pretend play ideas of how you could prepare your child for MRI or a CT scan.
September 2015
First video 'How do I prepare my child for hospital?' Now Available
Our first video is now available on YouTube and will be shortly on our website.
September 2015
Report on Professional survey shows 94% healthcare and education professionals would find videos very helpful
Feedback from professionals across Scotland shows they think using videos to help parents prepare their child for hospital is an excellent idea. Most professionals reply hospital procedures like MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, General Anaesthetics, taking a blood sample should be shown in a video suitable for parents and children.
August 2015
Filming for WWCIH has started! First film clip about preparing for hospital will be available in September
We have filmed a parent, child, nurse, health play specialist and hospital psychologist talking about how to prepare a child for hospital. They also discuss the support available in hospital when your child is anxious about a procedure.
June 2015
Please complete this short survey for Healthcare, Education and Voluntary Sector professionals
We would like to hear the thoughts of professionals about preparing for hospital and the use of video clips online and in the hospital.
June 2015
We now have fun colouring pages! They can help parents and children talk about hospital
Giraffe Lily and her mum are going to hospital. Try our colouring pages and let us know if you like them.
June 2015
Parent survey report - Parents would like video clips to help prepare for hospital
Feedback from parent shows that more than half of the children who went to hospital were anxious about their visit. 59% of parents of children with learning disabilities and 91% of children without learning disabilities thought video clips would help them prepare their child and help them be less anxious about going to hospital.
May 2015
Come and have a Look at WWCIH on Facebook!
See photos from our fundraising activities and the latest news from WWCIH
May 2015
Pub Quiz and Raffle Fundraiser on Thursday 4 June at Hemma, Edinburgh
Have fun and join us for a Pub Quiz and Raffle to raise money for the What? Why? Children in Hospital Charity! Teams of up to 4 people for £10 Thursday 4 June 2015 at Hemma, Tunbuilding, 73 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU Doors open 7.30 for 8pm start. Contact info@whatwhychildreninhospital.org.uk to buy your team ticket!
April 2015
Zumba Kids Fundraiser on Saturday 9 May 10-11am Comely Bank Church, Edinburgh
Join us for a fun Zumba Kids class on Saturday 9 May at 10am to raise money for our charity!
April 2015
Giraffe and lion named Lily and Lewis will be featuring in our first video clips.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our charity in the competition to name the small Giraffe and the big Lion. The winning names are Lilly and Lewis. They will feature in our first video clips to help children prepare for hospital.
March 2015
What? Why? Children in Hospital Survey for Parents about Preparing for Hospital
We would like to ask parents to complete this survey to tell us about their experiences and what they would find helpful.
February 2015
We are now a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC045436
We received our charity status on 19 February 2015.
January 2015
Hospital Procedures You Would Like Us To Show You And Explain In A Video Clip?
Parents and children, do you have a hospital procedure you would like us to show you and explain in a video clip? Please contact us.
January 2015
Great Feedback On Our First Plans From People In Edinburgh and Glasgow
We have received great feedback on our first plans from people in Edinburgh and Glasgow. We would like to hear from others across Scotland, please e-mail us!
January 2015
We Have Applied for Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Status
What? Why? Children in Hospital has applied for Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation status, we hope to receive our Scottish Charity Registration number in April 2015.

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