Children who are nervous about visting hospital are having their fears calmed thanks to an innovative new concept.
The radiology department at Dewsbury and District Hospital have recently introduced a Starlight distraction box.
The Starlight is a portable toolkit filled with a variety of toys and puzzles and is designed to distract children whilst undergoing procedures such as x-rays, blood tests and MRI scans.
The box has been donated by Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Lucy Beeley, Radiology Group Manager at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Our radiology team have found the Starlight incredibly useful in helping to take the children’s attention off various procedures.”