Play team go the ex­tra mile

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

IF YOUR CHILD has spent time in hos­pi­tal, chances are they may have come across Zoe Wilkin­son and her col­leagues.

Zoe is a play spe­cial­ist and was part of a team that last year won the out­stand­ing achieve­ment award.

The aim of the team is to help make a child’s stay, or visit to hos­pi­tal, more fun, and to help them through dif­fi­cult times or un­pleas­ant pro­ce­dures.

They won the award for pro­vid­ing ex­cep­tional ser­vice for chil­dren through­out the trust, and go­ing above and be­yond what is ex­pected.

The team raised money to buy new equip­ment and toys, are tri­alling a new ser­vice for chil­dren un­der­go­ing MRI scans, and were felt to have gone the ex­tra mile.

Zoe said the team re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated their award.

“It was nice to get the recog­ni­tion and it was nice that they no­tice what we do and pay at­ten­tion to what we do,” she said. “Our job is emo­tion­ally and phys­i­cally de­mand­ing for the staff, es­pe­cially around Christ­mas, but it was nice to get that pat on the back. We do it for the chil­dren but it was nice for the staff to be recog­nised.”

Zoe be­lieves that be­ing nom­i­nated for an award can have a very pos­i­tive im­pact.

“I think it means a great deal. We all do our day-to-day jobs and we en­joy our jobs but it’s nice to get that ‘thank you’,” she said.

RECOG­NI­TION: Zoe Wilkin­son, left, and her

award-win­ning play team col­leagues.

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