How a Dewsbury hospital is calming children’s nerves

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Children who are nervous about visting hospital are having their fears calmed thanks to an innovative new concept.

The radiology department at Dewsbury and District Hospital have recently introduced a Starlight distraction box.

The Starlight is a portable toolkit filled with a variety of toys and puzzles and is designed to distract children whilst undergoing procedures such as x-rays, blood tests and MRI scans.

The box has been donated by Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Lucy Beeley, Radiology Group Manager at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Our radiology team have found the Starlight incredibly useful in helping to take the children’s attention off various procedures.”