Bedside Chairs for Parents

Cost - £42,000

Children cared for in our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) are often in a critical condition, attached to life support equipment.  This is a very distressing time for families and it is important for family members to be able to stay at the child’s bedside.

Bedside seating for parents and family members is limited and our current bedside chairs are basic, hard, uncomfortable and ultimately unsuitable for those parents wishing to remain on the unit for extended periods of time. Parents often sleep by their child’s bedside, but due to the large amount of technical equipment there is no room for beds to facilitate overnight stays.

We would like to provide comfortable bedside seating for parents, giving them the opportunity to hold and comfort the child in their arms and and the option for them to sleep or nap during their child’s treatment in intensive care, without the need to leave their child.