Between the free candy and the opportunity to dress up as whoever (or whatever) you want for the day, it’s easy to see why kids can’t wait for Halloween. Unfortunately, some children didn’t get to celebrate the way they had hoped this year, instead spending it in the hospital.
Thanks to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital’s dedicated staff, pediatric patients who spent Oct. 31 in the hospital were still able to partake in the fun. The Children’s Hospital held a reverse trick-or-treat for pediatric inpatient unit patients, where instead of kids going door to door, staff went room to room, delivering sweet treats and goodies.
The Halloween spirit didn’t stop there. It spread into the Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where the hospital’s tiniest patients sported their first Halloween costumes. Dressed by their parents, their outfits ranged in creativity from superheroes to wizards to even a day at the spa.
A few days prior, the Children’s Hospital’s NICU also hosted its annual reunion, where doctors, nurses and other staff from the NICU came together to celebrate their most recent graduates from the unit.