16th November 2015 – Hospital launched Children’s and Young Person’s creative storytelling competition

Posted on November 16, 2015 by AireAdmin

Airedale Hospital is asking children and young people to get creative and tell their story as a patient to help improve services for other families.

Children and young people can tell their experience about being in hospital by either painting or drawing, or writing a short story or poem and winners from each age category will be awarded a prize. The age categories are;

  • Under 8’s
  • 8 – 13 years
  • 14 – 18 years

Lynsey Nicholson, patient experience officer at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said, “We are encouraging our younger patients to give us their feedback in a creative way to provide us with invaluable information which will be shared ad discussed within our nursing teams to look at how we can improve our services for children and young people. We really want to learn what it is like to visit hospital as a child or a young person, either as a patient or as a frequent visitor, for example, what it looks like, feels like and sounds like from their perspective.”

Entries to the competition can be submitted using one of both of the questions

  • What does it feel like when you come into hospital?
  • What would you want it to feel like when you came into hospital?

The competition is open to all children, aged up to 18, who live or go to school in Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven or Bradford and who have visited, attended an appointment or have been a patient at Airedale Hospital.

The closing date for entries is 4 December. For further information or for an entry form, please contact Lynsey Nicholson on 01535 294027 or email lynsey.nicholson@anhst.nhs.uk