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Fireworks and Ferrets!
Published date: 10 November 2017
What do you imagine when you think of a baby hospice?
Bleak? Subdued? Uncluttered? Sombre?
You couldn’t be further from the truth! In reality our hospice is vibrant, busy, cheerful, often noisy and sometimes messy! Just like any home with children in fact! Which is exactly the kind of environment we strive to achieve here at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice
Despite our babies and children having life limiting conditions, our nurses and specialist therapists are always finding ways for the children to reach their best potential through stimulating activities.
Just last week we saw some fantastic events and exploits………
Many of our babies and children are unable to take part in traditional firework activities, but our nurses are not to be deterred! With some imagination, our nurses bought fireworks indoors using our “interactive floor” and sensory room and creating “Firework pictures” to display around the hospice.
Stay and Play
A new initiative at Zoë’s Place, these sessions are a fantastic way for our families to meet up, socialise and make use of our specialist equipment, like our trampoline! It is a wonderful way for our families to create a supportive network with each other and our nurses.
We had a visit from a variety of critters including a ferret, snake, tarantula and even a giant millipede!
Along with the general excitement of seeing unusual animals, children can experience greatly reduced levels of anxiety and stress. Animal Therapy can also promote motion and activity as children play, cuddle, pet, and interact with their animal companion.
If this article surprised and inspired you, please share it with your friends. Breaking the myths about hospice care enables more families to feel less anxious about using our services.
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