Getting involved in our Children's Day Treatment Centre
Our new Children's Day Treatment Centre will open this summer. It is designed especially for children who need surgery who don't need to stay overnight.
We put patients and families at the heart of what we do and want our new facilities to be bright and welcoming. Children, young people and their families have helped us develop designs around the building theme of 'outer space'.
Help us design a video game app
We are launching a new app to help children and young people engage with and understand their healthcare.
Xploro® is an award-winning health information platform that uses virtual reality and video games to deliver health information to young patients. It aims to help reduce anxieties around coming to hospital and explain their treatment.
The games will be space-themed, just like the interior design of the buidling. We are looking for children, young people and their families to help make sure the designs are relatable, friendly and fun!
There are two ways you can get involved:
Complete a survey
Complete our survey by 1 April to share your thoughts on the current video game designs.
Submit a design
You can also submit a design of your ideal hospital room.
Use your imagination to create your version of a perfect hospital room. Fictional or real, bring your ideas to life and imagine there are no limitations. What would you like to see in the room?
Your picture could be featured in the Xploro app!
Your design can be done online or it can be hand drawn. Whatever the format, please submit your design to Trish Gray, patient and public engagement Specialist, at ELCHEngagement@gstt.nhs.uk.
If you would like to send your picture another way, please contact Trish to discuss the best way to do this.
Supporting our space-themed interior design
We recently ran a competition for children and young people to contribute to the artwork in the new building, which will have an outer space theme. A team of artists and designers have brought this to life in our new building.
Children and young people from across London and the south east submitted their creations showing people and journeys in space.
Our panel of judges which included Katie Braybrook, Evelina London patient and a member of our Youth Forum, reviewed all of the fantastic entries.
Katie, age 19, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be on the judging panel for the Evelina London art competition. Being able to help shape the future of the new centre was super rewarding and I loved seeing everyone’s entries. The artwork was out of this world, and all those who entered should be incredibly proud of their creations.”
Our overall winner and winner of the under 10 age category is Ella, age 8 with her astronaut school:
The winner of the 11-16 age category is Alice, age 11 from Surrey, with her picture of an astronaut painting outer space (left, below).
The winner of the 17-25 age category is James, age 17 from Wiltshire, with his stargazing image (right, above).
Our judging panel thought the below pieces of art deserved special recognition for their creativity and imagination.
All of the winners' artwork will inspire the final designs to be installed in the new building.
Thank you to everyone who entered
We had so much wonderful artwork to choose from, which has inspired our design team.
If you would like to be notified of future activities or opportunities to have your say, register your interest in helping us grow.
If you would like to discuss any activities with a member of our team or have any queries, please email ELCHEngagement@gstt.nhs.uk or call Trish or Anna, Patient and Public Engagement Specialists, on 0207 188 6808.
Find out more about our Children's Day Treatment Centre.