The Children’s Unit at University Hospital Crosshouse has recently held its annual garden party, this year with a sports theme.
The party was for all children, and their families, who receive care on the Children’s wards and the event involved lots of fun activities. Thankfully the rain stayed away and they were able to enjoy games outside.
The Ayrshire Linus Ladies also joined the festivities and donated a range of colourful quilts for patients to use.
The activities included an assault course, crate climbing, face painting, a magic show, balloon modelling, raffle, taekwondo demonstration and home baking and book stalls. The children were also excited to see a range of motor bikes and their riders and to be able to have their photos taken sitting on the bikes.
Jean Davies, Clinical Nurse Manager Paediatrics, commented: “We would like to thank everyone who was involved in our garden party, the children had a wonderful time. Our thanks go to Professor Hazel Borland, Nurse Director, Crosshouse Hospital 22nd Scouts and Guides Group, JumpStart, Fraser Stokes, Ayrshire Linus Ladies, The Friendly Bikers, friends and benefactors of Children’s Unit, Hospital Radio, our catering staff, senior charge nurses and staff.
“Without all our children, families and friends we couldn’t have had such a lovely day and we are looking forward to next year’s garden party already!”
Members of the Crosshouse Hospital 22nd Scouts and Guides group who were looking after the crate climbing game.
Taekwondo demonstration performed by students from the Taekwondo group run by Alan Brown, Health Promotion Officer for the Jumpstart project.
The ladies from Project Linus (who create patchwork blankets for children in hospital to help cheer them up and make hospital feel more homely), presenting a supply of blankets to Professor Hazel Borland, Nurse Director (front, centre).