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New arrivals: A new family of young mascots arrive at the Royal Berkshire Hospital!

Visits to hospitals and other health facilities can be a daunting experience for children and young people. A new family has arrived at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust to help our youngest patients feel less anxious, to improve their experience and encourage them to participate more in their care.

So we are pleased to introduce our new family, Bob, Fera, Kiki and Max!

In August 2020 the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust launched their mascot competition to help engage children and young people and help them feel comfortable when they visit the hospital or attend a clinic and to encourage them to get involved with their care.

The hospital received an amazing response from our local community and even a pandemic couldn't stop the new family taking up permanent residence in the Trust. After what has been a year of lockdowns, isolation and sadness our new family brings a rainbow of hope and happiness to our youngest patients.

We would like to congratulate our winners

  • JB Binauhan - Bob
  • McKenzie Edgar - Kiki
  • Chloe Li- Fera
  • Alexia Tiplady – Max

Each of the winning entries came with a short background story and the winning mascots and their story will be shared on the new Trust website to be launched in April.

As soon as lockdown and visiting restrictions are lifted, the Trust will be inviting the winners to attend the hospital to receive their winning certificate along with an opportunity to meet and be photographed with their giant mascot.

Strike Action

Our Trust will be impacted by Royal College of Nursing strike action on 15 and 20 December. We are working to ensure minimal disruption and will contact patients directly if we have to cancel appointments. 

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