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Preparing your child for a stay in hospital

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Hospitals can be strange and frightening places for children and young people – especially as they naturally become associated with being ill or in pain, operations and surgery, injections and blood tests or hours of appointments in different waiting rooms. These feelings can be worse for children and young people who have a disability or additional needs as they may not understand what is happening and they’re also more likely to spend more time in the hospital environment than other children and young people. To read the full article please click here

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