Rothesay students visit new Hospital

Our Skills for Work Childcare Students from Rothesay Academy recently had the amazing opportunity to visit the Royal Hospital for Children, part of the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The students were given a tour of all the areas of the hospital which are funded through the Glasgow Children's hospital charity.

Rothesay students visit new Hospital

This included the Teddy bear hospital, an area staffed by play therapists who work with children through fears and anxiety about attending the hospital. They have hospital equipment within the room, this gives children the experience of many different treatments or tests they face during their time there. The play therapist we spoke to showed us how versatile the room is, from having materials to show how blood is taken to setting up the room for a mock MRI scan, with lights and sounds included.

Students were shown around areas in the hospital which pay tribute, not only to the children who have sadly passed away, but also to pioneering individuals who have created new treatments at the hospital.

The students and their tutors were guided round the fantastic and forward-thinking facilities that the new hospital has. Our guide Lara (Fundraising Manager), kept the best surprise to last - a cinema, which shows up to date and new releases - complete with 3D viewing.

The Skills for Work Childcare classes across the college will be working throughout the year to fundraise for the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.