Young patients aged 12 years and above at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children have designed and produced a magazine in the hospital for patients, staff and visitors.
‘Holler’ magazine has involved young patients in every stage of the magazine. From the initial concept to the artwork teenage patients have been engaged in the production of the magazine.
The magazine, the first edition of which is launched today and will be produced quarterly, will initially be distributed throughout the hospital with a plan to extend the distribution to GP Practices and Health Centres.
The idea behind involving young patients is to help them develop skills which are transferable to the workplace when they leave school. This is particularly relevant to patients who have prolonged or repeated admissions. It is also designed to enable them to maintain their psychosocial development and help compensate for any loss of educational attainment.
More importantly is the fact the young patients involved get to have some fun and enjoyment.
Chris Cameron, Nurse Specialist Young People is delighted the teenagers in the hospital are getting involved in a magazine designed by them for them.
He said: “This is a fantastic achievement by the young people involved.
“The Young Peoples Service is dedicated to working with young people, their families or carers and services to improve the way they are treated. The work they have produced is amazing.
“We would also like to acknowledge the hard work and support we have had from our partner organisations, but most importantly the hard work of the young people in the hospital, without whom our service would not exist and Holler would not have been possible.”
Notes to Editors
Holler magazine was produced with support from Glasgow City Council Culture and Sport, Yorkhill Foundation, Medicinema, 4word and staff from the Royal Hospital for Sick Kids.
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