Distraction Boxes provide invaluable resources that are integral in effecting a positive (or at least less traumatic) experience for children, parents/carers & staff in performing invasive examinations & procedures on children in the Emergency Department. By definition such toys not only distract the child from the immediate treatment at hand but the greater stressful environment of the emergency department surrounding them.
The Distraction Boxes have proved to be wonderful for our immunisation clinics and programs. Thank you for your fantastic service, all the nurses and clients at Cooma and Jindabyne Community Health truly appreciate this unbelievably FREE service.
A fantastic service provided and an essential part of the treatment of paediatrics in our department. Thank you for continuing to provide these items and for making an emergency visit for children a little easier to cope with.
I regularly immunise with a colleague and the Distraction Box is very much part of what we do now. While I am unable to comment on reduction in pain relief, the difference it can make to the parents & children is visible. Children who are so upset can often be distracted & seem to settle quickly after the injection.
Thank you so much for these Boxes, they are a life saver for the many procedures we do in our busy emergency department
Wouldn’t be without the Distraction Box now.
This has been so valuable. Great results with distressed children.
Thank you for this wonderful adjunct to making our job so much easier.
On behalf of the Paediatric Unit, Paediatric Outpatients, theatre and Emergency Departments, we would like to thank you for your provision of Distraction Boxes. These Boxes are invaluable during medical procedures to minimise children’s anxieties. Your commitment to facilitating staff education to ensure the Boxes are appropriately utilised is also to be commended.