A new portable sensory unit is now in use on the Dolphin Ward at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. It provides distraction, relaxation and an interactive experience for young patients.

The Rhino Sensory Unit has lights, bubbles, music and a projector. It provides relaxation for babies and children, as well as providing a distraction for young patients undergoing procedures, such as blood tests. 

It can be moved around and directed onto a cot, wall or ceiling, making it suitable for all ages. The music and projector slides can also be changed to suit each patient.

Zoe Trotman, Ward Sister on the Dolphin Ward, said:

It's amazing for patients with sensory issues or a developmental delay. It enhances the patient environment and experience and it can be wheeled around to bed spaces to help calm anxious children with lights and music.

The ward already has one sensory unit which covers 35 inpatient beds.

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