Pets in Hospital is a scheme that is being offered to patients and staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and is completely funded by the hospital charity.
Pets in Hospital sees specially assessed dogs visiting patients and staff at the hospital, helping to reduce their anxiety and enhance patient communication and interaction.
Mandy Green, Head of Patient Experience at UHB Trust, said: “Pets in Hospital is a fantastic scheme that has been making a big difference to patients at the hospitals.
"Research has shown that animals can have a positive impact on improving patient wellbeing by reducing anxiety, enhancing patient interaction and promoting a calm, positive environment for staff and patients.”
With your help, the hospital charity has been able to provide the assessments, training and equipment for the dogs who have been visiting wards and departments at QEHB.
SPONSOR A DOG:
You can support Pets in Hospital by donating £30 a month to help us continue facilitating visits throughout the hospital.
Download the donation form below and send it back to us, read about each of our dogs by clickjing on their profiles, or if you’re interested in getting involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org
*We are currently looking to recruit Volunteers and Dogs for our other Hospital Sites accross Birmingham, in particular, Heartlands Hospital and Solihull Hospital, you can contact Pets in Hospital here to register your interest in volunteering*
Bailey is a six year old Chihuahua who loves lots of cuddles with his human friends. He likes going for walks in the park and on the beach and he enjoys riding on buses and trains with...Find out more >
Bonnie is a five year old Shih Tzu and besides being intelligent, loving and friendly she cheers everyone up when she meets them. She enjoys being stroked and cuddled and is always...Find out more >
Can all patients receive a visit? No, unfortunately some patients will not be eligible for a visit due to safety concerns, this includes patients isolated for infection control...Find out more >
Chase is a six year old Border Collie who LOVES cuddles! He loves visiting the hospital with his Mom, Carole and he has quite the fan base. Download the form on this page, fill it in...Find out more >
Lloyd is a five year old Golden Retriever who loves visting our patients with his Mum and Dad, Sarah & Brad. Lloyd is so soft and gentle, he is a firm favourite with some of our older...Find out more >
Reggie is an eight year old Jack Russell cross Bichon Frise and our newest recruit! He loves cuddles and playing with his older sister Poppy and his Mum, Louisa. Download the form on...Find out more >