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Blowing bubbles

Patient Malley blowing bubbles in Emergency - Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Can you believe staff use two litres of bubbles every day at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick? Although this may seem like an incidental amount of bubbles, over a year that’s 730 litres!

Most of the nurses, doctors and therapists carry little bottles of bubbles with them in case they need to distract or entertain one of their patients.

Bubbles also help clinicians with diagnosis and treatment when children are too young to speak, especially in the Emergency Department when a child can’t describe their injury or say where it hurts.

Watching children follow the bubbles with their eyes, or reach out with their hand to touch them, can help to show where they may have difficulty moving. But most of all bubbles are fun!

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Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research