To celebrate St David’s Day, new Welsh language stickers and certificates have been created for children visiting hospital or their GP.
To coincide with St David’s Day celebrations, Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) will provide the new merchandise to all children’s services throughout Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, as well as primary care services.
There are three ranges of stickers , a Ti’n Seren! You’re a Star! certificate to show people how brave they were as well as a colouring activity based on our superhero Captain Get Well, or Captain G for short, who features in a friendly video aimed at children attending hospital in Bronglais, Withybush or Glangwili.
Enfys Williams, Welsh Language Services Manager at Hywel Dda UHB said: “Many of our staff have told us that there was a lack of Welsh medium items to give to children who visit their services. Therefore the Health Board has designed and created new products for distribution.
“Our health workers in practices and on the wards will see many children on a daily basis and many of them are Welsh first language. They often give them stickers or certificates to reward them for being so brave. However, these are currently only available in English.
“We very much hope that the stickers and certificates will be popular, and healthcare professionals across the three counties are delighted to reward children in a language familiar to them.”
Hywel Dda UHB is committed to improving the Welsh language provision for patients, and it is hoped that these little gestures in their language of choice will help to make children feel a little more at home when using Hywel Dda services.