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How to we help families with hospital visits?

Hospital visits are scary for anyone, let alone a child (with or without additional needs). It can be stressful knowing how to prepare and what to take, as well as managing and navigate the system. We need to support our families in this journey. 

Information on Hospital and Emergencies are listed below.  

hospital and emergency

Ready to find out more?

We have some visuals on 'Getting a Needle' and 'Having an MRI' - take a look!!

MRI Visuals - Look Hear Australia 

Why we love it ♥

We have developed a number of visuals to help with hospital visits, including having an MRI scam and having a needle. They are $2.50 per visual and some print on A4 and some print on A3. We would love your feedback.

Who’s it best for ‽‽

Parents, and Therapists, Teachers, Support Workers

Cost  £ $ €

$2.50

⇒ Where to get it?

Click on the image to be taken their website directly!

Ryan's Rule  (QLD Only)

Why we love it ♥

A MUST for parents to be aware of! If families want a second opinion on their child's treatment, they have the right to under Queensland law (Ryan's Rule). Important to know your rights for your hospital visits.

Who’s it best for ‽‽

Parents

Cost  £ $ €

FREE

⇒ Where to get it?

Click on the image to be taken their website directly!

Autism CRC  - Pain Chart 

Why we love it ♥

This link is for a pain chart that the Autism CRC have created. A great resource to download and pass onto any families heading into hospital.

Who’s it best for ‽‽

Parents, and Therapists, Teachers, Support Workers

Cost  £ $ €

FREE

⇒ Where to get it?

Click on the image to be taken their website directly!

Buzzy for Shots

Why we love it ♥

This is a great little device that has been developed to aid in interrupting the pain pathways to the brain. Great for needles and blood tests!

Who’s it best for ‽‽

Parents, and Therapists, Nurses

Cost  £ $ €

$100 upwards, depending on which pack you get

⇒ Where to get it?

Click on the image to be taken their website directly!

Drug Info 

Why we love it ♥

A great website with lots of info about medications. Run by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation of Australia, the website keeps up to date on different medications and types of drugs. Includes a detailed list. 

Who’s it best for ‽‽

Parents, and Therapists, Nurses

Cost  £ $ €

FREE

⇒ Where to get it?

Click on the image to be taken their website directly!

What? Why? Children in Hospital 

Why we love it ♥

The WWCIH charity makes video clips suitable for children to help children and parents prepare for hospital and answer some of their questions starting with What? and Why?

Who’s it best for ‽‽

Parents, and Therapists

Cost  £ $ €

FREE

⇒ Where to get it?

Click on the image to be taken their website directly!

Planning for Hospital - Raising Children's Network 

Why we love it ♥

A great website with lots of good information on preparing for hospital. These are able to be saved as PDFs for families!!

Who’s it best for ‽‽

Parents, and Therapists, Teachers, Support Workers

Cost  £ $ €

FREE

⇒ Where to get it?

Click on the image to be taken their website directly!

Ready to find out more?

Take a quick look at our blog - we specifically looked at the evidence around children with additional needs accessing emergency and hospital services.