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10th February 2021

Music soothes children in emergency

The emergency department can often feel overwhelming and scary place to be in, especially for our children.   Staff rely heavily on distraction therapy to distract and comfort patients.

Wanting to provide a more calming experience, acting Clinical Nurse Consultant, Emma Mantio, approached Brighter Lives to request a CD player. 

“Staff told us that having music in our children’s area helps to continue to provide a calming and holistic care environment,” said Emma.

The new extension and development of the emergency department has temporarily increased noise and disruptions.

“This is even more relevant now with the new extension and development.  The increased noise and disruption have already shown additional stress to our already anxious patients.”

Thanks to BIG W Townsville for the CD player. 

Emma Mantio, Acting Clinical Nurse Consultant, Emergency Department.

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