comfortable hugs made possible!
A generous donation by TELUS has made the journey for children having pediatric dental surgery more comfortable and less stressful.
Children aged two to seven spend at least an hour recovering from general anaesthetic, often in the arms of their caregivers, after more than 800 pediatric dental surgeries performed at Misericordia each year. Thanks to the support of TELUS, three new recliners, a child recovery bed, and televisions for a recovery area and quiet room, have only improved this experience.
Patient-care manager Karen Chojno says the new recliners are wider than the old ones, allowing children to be settled and comforted in the arms of caregivers.
“Being in a large health-care facility is new for many of these children and it can be very stressful for them,” said Chojno.
“The bed and the wider recliners make their stay with us so much better. It comes down to caring and showing respect for patients and their families.”
Along with the new furniture and televisions, the TELUS donation was also able to fund take-home packages which include a toothbrush, toothpaste and a picture book to help children understand their bodies and health care.
“The donation is wonderful and has made a real difference for our young patients every day. Thank you!”
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