Care packs to be given to kids in ICU at Rockingham General Hospital

Rockingham General Hospital's ICU acting nurse unit manager Jacky Lurcook, Intensive Care Foundation WA ambassador Sharon Knapp and ICU head of department Dr Ravi Sonawane.
Rockingham General Hospital's ICU acting nurse unit manager Jacky Lurcook, Intensive Care Foundation WA ambassador Sharon Knapp and ICU head of department Dr Ravi Sonawane.

CARE packs will be given to children visiting the intensive care unit (ICU) at Rockingham General Hospital.

Visiting the ICU can be a stressful and confusing.

The Intensive Care Foundation, with the support of international healthcare supplier B.Braun and Perth’s Original Basket Boutique, have produced care packs.

They contain a cuddly wheat-filled sheep and a comic book Understanding the Intensive Care Unit, written by Doctors for Kids.

“Many times children are forgotten in ICU in the sense that the adults are worried about the patient and aren’t able to provide comfort to the child or fully explain what is going on,” Rockingham ICU acting nurse manager Jacky Lurcook said.

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