Parent camp beds arrive at The Alex

Parent Camp Beds at the Royal Alex

Rockinghorse have funded the purchase of 12 camp beds for throughout the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton so parents are able to stay with their children during their hospital stay.

David Phillips, Charge Nurse in the Paediatric Critical Care Unit with the camp beds

During the current Covid-19 virus situation, the Royal Alex are having to use bed-spaces that they may not ordinarily have to use. They are also using more space than they would normally for sick children which means that there is little or no space for parent’s to be able to stay with their children.

A hospital stay can be scary for anyone, let alone a child, so knowing that they have the comfort and support of their parents being by their side is a great benefit to their recovery. However, if parents are having to sleep on a mattress on the floor, they aren’t able to get the rest they need to manage what can be a very stressful time.

These beds will not only help during the current situation but in the future as well and will mean that over 100 parents would benefit from their purchase.

Lynne Mould, the Ward Manager from the Paediatric Outpatients and Day Case Unit at the Royal Alex, recently confirmed that the beds have now been received by the hospital; “I’m very pleased to report that the parent beds generously donated by Rockinghorse have arrived. We are in the process of getting them unpacked and sorted but they will be of enormous benefit to parents across the Alex. A big thank you to Rockinghorse.”

Hopefully these beds will be prove to be helpful to parents and families of children at the hospital both now and in the future.

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