Rough Guide to the BtG POD:

The BtG POD is a VIP type lounge within Noble’s Hospital for young adult patients with  long term health needs (16 – 24 years, born in or after 1994).

Those patients wishing to access the BtG POD will need prior permission from their ward medical team. Once permission has been given, nursing staff will  arrange access to the BtG POD via Nobles Switchboard. 

Please note the Pod was opened on 9th November 2018 and we are currently developing the service and recruiting volunteers to enable access so availability is limited at present (updated 12th December 2018)                                                                                  

A communal lounge with TV, PS4, fire, comfy sofas, musical instruments, crafts and board games

Drinks available, a table for catching up on school/college work and double doors opening into a relaxing courtyard.

Teenage Cancer Trust has linked with BtG & provided on of their signature jukeboxes for the BtG Pod

Rough Guide to hospital based youth worker support:

Youth support is available each weekday – at present 11am – 1pm – this website will be updated as the service grows.

A BtG youth worker will phone or visit wards to meet patients and arrange POD access if required.

At other times (including over the Christmas period), contact with the youth worker can be made by hospital staff via Noble’s switchboard or by emailing youthsupport@bridgetheegap.im

Youth support is available to teenagers (14+) and young adults (born in or after 1994) with complex medical needs,  receiving care on all wards at Noble’s Hospital.

With the permission of medical staff, young adults can meet with a youth worker in the quiet room in the BtG POD.

Outpatients can also arrange to meet with a youth worker as required.

            

Our qualified youth workers are employed through the Department of Education Sport and Culture & can offer support and connections to other YOUTH PROJECTS  &  SUPPORT GROUPS on the island.

To contact please email:  youthsupport@bridgethegap.im

Patients can catch up on school/college work or meet with the youth worker in the quiet room.

The entrance to the BtG POD

A BtG youth worker will be training with the next intake of Teenage Cancer Trust youth workers.

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