Video to reassure children visiting hospital nominated for award

MAIN Video to reassure children visiting hospital nominated for award
Some of the team involved in the production of the video

A video which helps reassure children going in to hospital for surgery has been nominated for a Charity Film Award.

NHS Tayside teamed up with Scottish charity ‘What? Why? Children in Hospital’ (WWCIH) to create a video to help children and their families prepare for a general anaesthetic for surgery.

The video was filmed in Tayside’s Children’s Hospital.  You can view and vote for the film here.

Consultant anaesthetist Dr Grant Rodney said, “Every year around 3000 children have a general anaesthetic in the children’s hospital in Dundee. We know children and their families may be anxious about what will happen and what they will experience.

“We were delighted to have helped to produce a film to explain this, to reassure and prepare children, and to make the experience as positive as it possibly can be.”

The video, which was funded by Cash for Kids and the Hugh Fraser Foundation, has been used to show young patients the process of coming in for surgery and has helped ease anxiety ahead of an operation.

The video can be found on YouTube (WWCIHcharity), or on the Children’s Services section of NHS Tayside’s website.

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