Project information

Ipad Mini Library Project

We implement iPad mini libraries on paediatric oncology wards, to enable the children to maintain crucial access to family and friends whilst undergoing treatment. Recent studies by the charity CLIC highlights the importance of maintaining relationships whilst in hospital or away from home.

1 month

Charity information: Ben's Heroes Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The iPad Mini Library is trying to solve the following issue:
    Children maintaining relationships whilst undergoing treatment in hospital or away from home (as per recent studies by the charity CLIC which highlights the importance of these relationships). Ben, who tragically died of cancer in December 2010, aged 9, found his iPad invaluable in allowing him to stay in touch with family and school friends as well as distracting him during long and often painful procedures.

    Solution

    The iPads allow the children to Skype their family and school friends to maintain these crucial relationships. Apps can be used to distract patients undergoing painful or distressing procedure.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Implement new Ipad mini library

    Activities

    » Implement new iPad mini library.

    Implementing a new iPad mini library into a paediatric oncology ward.


  • Impact

    Impact

    iPad mini libraries on paediatric oncology wards, will enable the children to maintain crucial access to family and friends whilst undergoing treatment. Recent studies by the charity CLIC highlights the importance of maintaining relationships whilst in hospital or away from home as well as Ben’s parents’ personal experience of life on the ward.

    Risk

    We have already set up 3 iPad mini libraries. We have contacted other paediatric oncology wards around the UK who are very interested in this project to help their patients.

    Reporting

    We use various methods:
    Website
    Newsletter
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Email

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 IPad Mini Library Ipad Minis
  • Background

    Location

    Paediatric Oncology Ward in UK

    Beneficiaries

    Children with cancer undergoing treatment

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have already implemented 3 iPad mini library projects which have been very successful.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Amanda Bellamy

    Amanda Bellamy will implement the project