Motivating and collaborating across the “Meso” layer; how one acute paediatric team used co-design to communicate with local children in Scotland

Motivating and collaborating across the “Meso” layer; how one acute paediatric team used co-design to communicate with local children in Scotland

Motivating and collaborating across the "Meso" layer; how one acute paediatric team used co-design to communicate with local children in Scotland

Covid 19 ravaged through our families, communities and whole countries. The first lockdown in the UK produced unique fears amongst paediatricians with a series of paradoxical questions:- “what if they don’t come to hospital?” “what if COVID affects children, like adults, and too many of them come to hospital?” “what if the children are scared of the masks?” “what will happen to those children who are most impacted by social inequalities?” “How can our team help?” The team at RHCYP, Edinburgh decided to embrace the “positive discomfort” of our situation and accepted what we could and couldn’t control. Collaborating with the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, the team utilised co-design and co-production to create 3 unique solutions. 1-“It’s just me video” 2- “coming to hospital” video animation 4- “Joyful bags of hope” Our team would like to share our lessons learnt, outcomes and key messages.


Presenter/s: Sonia Joseph (NHS Lothian, Scotland)