Alfred Dupont Nemours Health

Testimonial from inpatient oncology child life specialist:


On the hematology/oncology unit, there are installed Xbox ones in every room for patients and
families to use. For several years, it was up to the staff to bring a controller into each room, which
would often lead to a delay in the patient’s ability to begin using the Xbox. Also, controllers often
went missing in the process. With Child’s Play funds, we were able to install wall mounts, a security
tether, and control in each room. We were also able to purchase additional controllers for when
family members want to play along with the patient. This has greatly reduced the amount of time it
takes for kids to be able to start playing. This particular unit has many repeat patients and we have
received a lot of positive comments about the benefits of having the Xbox controller ready and
waiting to be utilized in the room. One patient told us, “I don’t have to bother anyone, I can just reach
over from my bed and grab my controller.” Another patient commented, “you guys have thought of
everything and this place is actually fun.” We were so appreciative to have the ability to purchase the
items that not only benefit our patients and families but also have greatly helped make our
workflow easier.