Thanks to donations made to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity General Fund, ice lollies are in constant supply for children receiving treatment in Tower Theatres. Ice lollies for postoperative children in recovery have been proven to improve pain scores, reduce nausea, vomiting and reduce requirement for pain relief.
The project, which came into effect last October 2021, hopes to assist with a more rapid recovery and quick discharge for the patient. Making a better experience for a young patient during their time at RCHT.
Secured safely away in their own locked freezer, the Ice lollies have been specially sourced to not have any artificial sweeteners or colourings, along with being dairy and nut free to enable more children to access this new initiative.
‘Parents are relieved to see their child, who has just had surgery, is not experiencing as much pain, making the experience for patient, family and staff much more positive’
Janette Shinger, Staff Nurse and Christian Valenzuela, Team Lead proudly showing the ice lolly promotion given to wards, pictured in Tower Theatres Paediatric Waiting Room.