We’re delighted to announce that we are now spreading smiles at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, South London.
St George’s has a large paediatric department, with 65 inpatient beds as well as day care patients and outpatients. They are a shared oncology centre with The Royal Marsden.
We’ve started entertaining there with virtual ward sessions and we’ve delivered treat drops to the hospital.
Hayley Gilburt, Senior Play Specialist at St George’s, said, “It has been really lovely to be able to have these virtual visits during this time and provide children with something different to brighten up their day when we are unable to have any visitors in person any more. The Spread a Smile team have been so enthusiastic and amazing to work with, they are always so keen to offer us everything.”
Laura Walter, Head of Operations for Spread a Smile, said, “We are so pleased to be able to offer regular virtual entertainment sessions to St. George’s hospital, and spread lots of smiles to the children and families that we couldn’t reach otherwise. We are excited to work with the amazing play specialist team and look forward to making face-to-face visits with our entertainers when lockdown lifts. “
We’re thrilled to welcome St George’s to the Spread a Smile family.