Patients on Tiger Ward (our children’s cancer unit) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital are now enjoying playing video games on two new medical gaming carts funded by the Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust.
Carol Sullivan-Wallace, Health Play Specialist explained: “The gaming carts are a fantastic new addition to Tiger Ward. They will bring a much-welcomed distraction to our children and young people, who are going through a difficult time. Our patients’ number one play request is for digital gaming, and as a play team we are always looking for new ways to engage with them. I would like to say thank you to The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust for funding the carts and for their continued support to Tiger Ward.”
The mobile medical gaming cart has been designed for special use in the NHS and healthcare settings. It can fit any games console, features a monitor and secure storage for the console, games and accessories. The surfaces are also easy to clean to maintain infection prevention and control.
Jonny Miree, Charity Founder, TheRockinR Gaming Charity, who supplied the lovely new carts said: “The RockinR has witnessed first-hand the positive impact gaming can have on the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. So we were thrilled to be able to supply two medical gaming carts to Tiger Ward. The carts have 24 of the very latest games pre-installed onto the Xbox S Series gaming consoles.”
Emily Walton, Interim Lead Paediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tiger Ward with TheRockinR Charity staff member who delivered the two gaming carts.