Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Children Hospital at Ostra Sjukhuset

This is the word for occupational therapy in Swedish. The direct translation would be work therapy. They told us that the word occupation had a slightly negative connotation in their country because of the wars.

Warm sand for children. This device was made specifically for this children's hospital. They use the sand for kids with arthritis. They also use warm parafin, a plastic bag, and mittens for arthritis in children. 

Compression garmet on a stuffed bear.

There was a room dedicated to treating burns. A huge fire a few years back created the need for OT in the children's hospital. Many children needed to be treated for burns. 

Weighted blanket used to calm kids. There was one with balls sewn inside and the other was heavier and had chains inside. 

This was the place children could go with their families to get away from the hospital world. It was geared towards relaxation, play and learning. There was a teens only room, a library, multiple play rooms, craft room, music room, kitchen, outdoor area, and a sensory room!

Sensory Room
The sensory room was painted all white. There was a queen sized bed in the middle of the room. It was complete with a nice down comforter. The bed would vibrate with the relaxing music that could be played in the room. Mats were on the floor so other people could relax there. There were plastic fish floating around in bubbles in a pretend fish tank.

There were plastic lights that were long and cylindrical. They were thin and changed color. This is what they looked like if you laid underneath them. Which we definitely did. It was hard to get us to leave the room.

Kid's Play Therapy Area

The kids can pretend they are the doctors. Usually the siblings pretend there is something wrong with themselves while the actual sick child plays Doc. 

Award Winning Library in the Children's Hospital 

Music Room

Art Room

Playhouse in the Garden

Smart Rehab Team

Vision Bo Aldre, Lillhagsparken 
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These are some of the photos we took while we were there.