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Staying in hospital

The idea of staying in hospital might seem a little scary, but reading about what to expect can help you feel less frightened.

Use our hospital survival guide to make your stay in hospital fear-free and fun.


Stuck for creative ideas? Our guide to things to do in hospital will help you keep busy.

Meal times can seem a bit strange but hospital food isn't usually that different to what you eat at home.

Don't forget to bring your school books - you might have lessons at a hospital school.

Create a bedtime routine to make sure you get a good night's sleep while you're on the ward.

Feel like a duck out of water? Give homesickness the heave-ho with these handy tips.

Here's what you need to know about preparing for theatre and having a general anaesthetic.

Read what other children thought about staying on a ward in their hospital real stories.

Link to kids stories
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