Thomas Cook Children’s Charity have worked with Alder Hey Children’s Charity since 2014, granting £80,000 initially to fund a unique projection system for cardiac patients, allowing patients to be immersed in images, light and sound to distract them during assessments and procedures.
Sharon Clark, Senior Technician said: “We were looking after a young boy who hadn’t been able to have a scan as he was extremely distressed. We found out he loved the emergency services so the team uploaded some footage of fire engines and ambulances and he was glued to the screen. He went from being very anxious to engrossed in the screens around him. This piece of technology enabled him to undergo his first scan and helped change his experience at hospital forever.”
Thomas Cook Children’s Charity generously supported Alder Hey Children’s Charity again in 2016 with a gift of £150,000 towards enhancing the journey to theatres in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital’s Daycase and Inpatient Operating Department.