Two sensory floors so that all children can enjoy their time in hospital, regardless of their condition and length of stay, have been purchased by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity.

The interactive sensory floors for the Children’s A&E and Bluebell Ward will make a major difference to the experience of young patients whilst they are waiting to be seen by providing fun, distraction and stimulation.

The purchase of the two sensory floors, totalling £21,000 was made possible thanks to generous donations to the Hospitals’ Charity.

The sensory floors were opened by Alfie Pitt, a young cancer survivor that donated towards the floors after receiving treatment at the Lister.

Speaking at the opening of the sensory floors, Rachael Corser, director of nursing at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said:

“Our Children’s A&E Department treats 30,000 children every year and we want to make the environment as welcoming as possible. The interactive sensory floors in the Children’s A&E and Bluebell Ward will make such a huge difference and help us to go above and beyond for our young patients.”