Meet our play team

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Get in touch with us

We are available between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, for both inpatients and outpatients. 

  • Phone: 020 3594 1375  
  • Bleep: 1899

Information for children and young people

The play team provide support while coming into hospital. They have lots of toys and things to do and all the wards/clinic areas have their own play area. The team also have a schedule of fun activities to do if you need to stay in hospital and also have an adolescent room for teenage patients.

Play specialists are here to help explain what happens while you are in hospital or before you come in and give you lots of information and show you some of the things that you may see. They answer questions that you may have and help you to understand if you are feeling worried or scared. The team are here to make sure you feel comfortable and involved in your healthcare. They can work with you to make a plan that helps to make the hospital experience easier. If you are feeling nervous about anything, you can talk to them and they try to help make you less worried!

Read our 'welcome to the play team' information leaflet.

Information for parents, carers and professionals

Information for parents and carers

Health play specialists along with play workers provides holistic support to children and young people aged 0-18 through  normalising and therapeutic play, age appropriate toys/resources, developmental play, support to patients, help to create a child-friendly environment, support siblings and families, run group play sessions and organize events and specialists entertainment. They will also provide emotional support for families.

If you feel that your child would benefit from play input while in hospital, or a referral for specialist support please talk to a member of your medical team. 

Download a copy of our referral policy

Information for professionals

Download a copy of our referral form

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Be part of our youth empowerment sqaud

The Youth Empowerment Squad (YES) is our youth forum made up of young people who have experience of being in hospital. 

Improving hospital experiences for young people is their passion and they welcome new members. 

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