Hurstwood Park Xbox

Hurstwood Park Xbox

Hurstwood Park is home to the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. One of the regular procedures that they perform are Electroencephalograms (EEG), recordings of brain activity, used to diagnose and monitor a range of conditions affecting the brain.

Whilst these EEGs aren’t painful, they do involve having 22 electrodes attached to the child’s head which can be difficult for some children to understand or deal with. The scans can be up to 90 minutes long and the patient needs to be as still as possible so having something to distract them is really important.

So, we are funding an Xbox so that children can watch DVDs, play games and listen to music during the scans. This will provide valuable distractions for the children and subsequently enhance the quality of the recording and improve their ultimate diagnosis.

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