Helping children stay connected
With over 30 BenQ monitors donated to RockinR, they were able to install gaming carts in hospitals across the UK, helping children and young adults stay connected during lockdown.
The carts have already been installed in three hospitals across the UK including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Poole Hospital and Hereford County Hospital, with additional installations taking place over the coming months.
The Gaming Carts are specifically designed for a medical environment and offer gaming consoles, wireless controllers, age-appropriate internet access and film sites such as Netflix to be accessed safely. The carts allow healthcare professionals, play specialists and play facilitators to provide recreation and playtime to children and young people who are immobile, spending time in the hospital or visiting as an outpatient.
The Gaming Cart’s durable design is easy-to-clean with most hospital-grade cleaning solutions to maintain infection control which is crucial at all times in a medical environment and heightened by the global pandemic. By offering a distraction from treatments and procedures, the charity aims to promote well-being and social interaction through gaming and communication.
A Gaming Collaboration
RockinR was set up by the parent team, Jonny and Carole Miree after the loss of their 11-year old son, Reece, in March 2018. Throughout their son's hospital visits they identified there were many specific ways in which interactive gaming could help patients.
For more information about RockinR visit, www.therockinr.org.uk.