To celebrate Play in Hospital Week (9 to 15 October 2023), we’re sharing a selection of Play Wales resources and articles exploring play in hospitals.
The resources are aimed at supporting playworkers and those providing opportunities for children to play in hospitals and health settings:
- Hospital play info sheet
- Accessing the therapeutic powers of play: a guide for playworkers info sheet
- Play as medicine, Play for Wales, issue 60, p12
- Opening grounds for play, Play for Wales, issue 59, p10.
Play in Hospital Week is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of play in the treatment of children who are patients in UK hospitals. It is organised by the National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS) and Starlight Children’s Foundation.