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Young patients in Victoria Hospital’s Children’s Unit have been treated to a special performance of Aladdin.

Starlight Children’s Foundation brought its pop-up pantomime to the Children’s Outpatient Unit where it was enjoyed by patients, visitors and staff alike.

Sandra Johnstone, a Play Specialist at the Children’s Unit, said: “Play can often be an important part of a child’s recovery and helps to improve their experience of being in hospital.
“Having to come into hospital for treatment can sometimes be quite daunting, particularly for children. We are very grateful, therefore, to Starlight for bringing their pantomime to our Children’s Unit, and making the experience that little bit easier for many of our young patients”.

Starlight is a national charity that grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices across the UK.

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