“Hospital can be a very scary place, irrespective of what age you are, but particularly if you are a child or a young person. So we have a responsibility to make it less intimidating so that their hospital experience is the best that it can be.”
With our hospitals right on the front line of the greatest health crisis in generations, we rose to the challenge to provide additional practical, emotional and psychological support to our heroic NHS staff, vulnerable patients and their families.
Meet Jessie John (7) – charity ambassador, fundraiser and campaigner for more fun in hospitals. He wants to raise money to buy play equipment for young patients at King’s and the item at the top of his wish list is a slide.
Patient plays violin while surgeons remove brain tumour
A patient at King’s College Hospital in London has played the violin while surgeons removed a tumour from her brain, using a cutting-edge intraoperative ultrasound machine funded by King's College Hospital Charity.
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