BUSY SANTA MAKES A VIRTUAL VISIT TO Children’s health Ireland patients
BUSY SANTA MAKES A VIRTUAL VISIT TO Children’s Health Ireland patients
Dec. 5, 2023
All CHI locations
He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s… dialling in!
A busy Santa embraced the digital age to find out what some special patients on Children’s Health Ireland’s cancer ward are looking for this Christmas.
This year, instead of sending their Christmas lists to the post to the North Pole, children on St. John’s Ward in CHI at Crumlin got the chance to share them with Santa personally! Santa paid them a virtual visit today, taking some important time out during his busiest time of year. Some lucky children in CHI at Temple St will also have a chance to speak to the man himself in the Multisensory Room tomorrow morning.
With the help of video communications technology from Cisco, Santa ‘dropped in’ to the hospital to say hello and to hear the children’s Christmas wishes. In partnership with Children's Health Foundation, Cisco’s Connected Santa programme gives young patients and their families the opportunity to speak directly to Santa in the North Pole, as elves deliver presents and help virtually connect to Santa in the North Pole, via Cisco Webex.
Carolyn Parse is a Senior Play Specialist with CHI at Crumlin, she explained:
Karen Maguire Director of Nursing, CHI at Crumlin, said:
Shane Heraty, Managing Director for Scotland & Ireland said,
Children’s Health Ireland reached out to Santa Claus for a statement, and he said: