The 999 club is an initiative that offers children the opportunity to experience a hospital environment in a fun and informative way.
Organised by our A+E paediatric sister Natalie Styles-Hudson, the day involves a tour of the hospital’s facilities and offers to the chance for schoolchildren to see areas of the hospital that would otherwise remain a mystery.
The day aims to :
- alleviate fears of children coming into hospital
- help children to learn about the hospital
- help children consider a career within the hospital
- show them how many different jobs there are in a hospital
As part of the 999 Club the children are taken on a tour of the hospital visiting the A+E Department, Chapel, HSDU, Holly Ward and finally to the Dispensary where they get to see the Pharmacy robot. They also get to watch the special 3D distraction TV and watch a plaster cast being put on their teacher.
After the tour children are split into four groups where they can learn more about specific areas of the hospital in a fun, interactive way. Please view our virtual tour below to see the four stations that the children visit: