Pets in Hospital is a scheme that is being offered to patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Good Hope Hospital and is supported by the hospital charity.
Pets in Hospital sees specially assessed dogs visiting patients at the hospitals, helping to reduce their anxiety and enhance patient communication and interaction.
The scheme was first launched at QEHB and proved to be a huge success with patients and staff alike. The scheme has now expanded to Good Hope Hospital where the specially assessed dogs are starting to visit the older people and multi-disciplinary wards.
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 11 dogs who have been visiting wards and departments at both QEHB and Good Hope Hospital.
You can support Pets in Hospital by donating £7 a month which will pay for the training and equipment for one of the specially assessed dogs. Download the form below and send it back to us!
Bailey is a two year old chihuahua who loves lots of cuddles with his human friends. He likes going for walks in the park and the beach and enjoys riding on buses and trains. Bailey...Find out more >
Basil is a two year old Norfolk Terrier who loves long walks, despite his short legs, and chasing squirrels! After a busy day of patrolling his garden, keeping it free of the local...Find out more >
Bella is a seven-year-old cockapoo who lives in Walmley with her owner Jayne and her husband. Bella loves being at home with her owners especially when she receives lots of love and...Find out more >
Bella is a six year old beagle who loves cuddles, making new friends when out exploring and snoozing the afternoons away. Her favourite hobbies include eating and bubble baths. Bella...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 >
Coco is a very calm dog who loves to be stroked by everyone. She really enjoys the company of others and is very excited to be a Pets in Hospital dog! With her silky fur and big brown...Find out more >
Isla was born in Perthshire, near the River Isla in September 2013. Her dad was a red labrador and her mum was a half springer and collie. Both her mum and gran are therapy dogs in...Find out more >
Monty is around eight years old and was adopted by Jo from a Dog Rescue Centre. Monty soon settled into his new home with Jo and her family, and enjoys sitting in the front room and...Find out more >
Ozzy is a Collie cross German Shepherd with beautiful markings in his fur, especially his funky eyebrows which are very expressive and tell you exactly what he is thinking! Ozzy is an...Find out more >
Stella is a Maremma Sheepdog, an ancient Italian breed of dog, traditionally used to protect the sheep while they are up in the mountains in Italy. Stella is six years old and is very...Find out more >
Tilly is a four-year-old miniature schnauzer who lives with her owners Emma and Shaun, and her younger brother Bertie. Tilly is a very confident dog with a big character for such a small...Find out more >