Hospital Play Team

We are a group of healthcare students (GEM/GENs) based in Royal Derby Hospital who spend Tuesday and Thursday evenings volunteering to play with patients on the children’s wards.

The Hospital Play Specialists end work at 5:30, so our sessions run from 5:15-7:15 to allow handover. There is no minimum (or maximum!) committment - you can pick your own volunteer slots and volunteer with friends (or meet new ones) in groups of 2-3!

Each session involves providing fun, tailored activities for any children well enough and willing to participate, such as arts and crafts, Lego, movies, video games (including the ever-popular Mario Kart), sensory play, music sessions, board and card games.

To get involved, please:

  1. Join the Outlook Group and Facebook page
  2. Complete your safeguarding training (October/additional sessions TBC)
  3. Send us scans of your documents (student ID, DBS certificate)
  4. Book onto sessions at your convenience via the Outlook Group

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!



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