Over to Anne:
just wanted to tell you about our most recent lab visit on 6th February 2018. Although
William was too shy for a picture we have a success story to tell.
William is 11 years old and has been through a lot recently and finds blood tests extremely difficult. Added to this his mum has undergone chemotherapy and so he has seen a lot of blood tests and cannulas and many hospital visits.
Amy Play Specialist at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital told me the plan was to visit the labs with his Mum and then take his bloods afterwards.
William came down with his gel patches! (and his Mum & Amy). He is a tall 11 year old and really looked the part in an adult lab coat!
William was a little too shy for a photo but told me of his interest in Science.
I invited him back for Work Experience when he is 16.I was delighted to hear back from Amy that the visit was a success. Amys' words are below.
Yes fantastic! He came back and sat and did his bloods! He was very pleased with himself and after lots of trying in the past he finally did it! Definitely think the lab tour helped massively so thank you so much!!
This is a true success story; Thanks Amy, Anne, and the team in Brighton.