Children’s play has never been more important at the WCH, with the ongoing work of a group of health specialists in the hospital who work closely with patients and their families. But you won’t find a stethoscope among them, nor a needle in sight – because they’re not Nurses or Doctors – they are the WCH Play Therapists and the tools of their trade look more like board games and blocks, puppets and pencils!
Play Therapy at WCH
Through play and activity, the WCH Play Therapists create an interactive, fun and bright environment that helps children through what can be a difficult and stressful time. For a sick child in hospital, play helps recovery and healing, it allows a child to be a child. Play is everything – and the WCH Play Therapists make it happen!
You can support the amazing work of the WCH Play Therapy team by donating to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.
HELP DESIGN THE NEW WCH
Planning for the new, purpose-built WCH is well underway and the team welcomes your involvement. You can provide your input by being part of the community consultation.
To register your interest: