New beds help parents sleep a little easier

Posted on February 19, 2018 by AireAdmin No Comments

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference to a family’s experience of hospital.  Now at Airedale Hospital, parents can stay with their children in a little more comfort thanks to a kind donation from Friends of Airedale.

The ‘Friends’ have funded 4 new beds for the Children’s Unit for parents to sleep in, which convert into comfortable chairs in the daytime, to give parents a comfortable place to rest – whether it be to grab a few minutes rest during the day or to get a good night’s sleep.

Katrina Embleton, Play Specialist on the Children’s Unit says:

“Having a parent stay with a child whilst they are in hospital is proven to be a really positive factor in helping that child’s recovery and their practical help to care at the bed side is often essential.

It’s very important that those parents can get the sleep they need and the feedback that we have had is that the new beds are very comfortable and enable them to get some much needed rest.

Katrina continues:

“Extra touches such as a comfortable bed for the parent really do have a big impact in helping make what can be a very stressful time, a little bit better and we are extremely grateful for the Friends for their very generous donation.”

Gurmit Jauhal, Voluntary Services Manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says:

“The ‘Friends’ are very pleased to support the Children’s Unit and we hope they will make a big difference.

This is one of the reasons why our volunteers find it so worthwhile to give their time, to do these nice things for our patients and their families.

It’s so nice for them to be able to see where the money they raise, and work so hard for, gets spent, some volunteers might work in the shop and so don’t always know where that money goes, so to see these chairs actually in use on the ward is a real boost for them.”

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