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About the Videos



Our approach to developing the videos 

A team of parent representatives, researchers and healthcare professionals from the hospital and community have been involved in creating these videos. 

Earlier in the project we did a survey with 150 families to understand their experiences of training and what types of videos would be most helpful. You may have taken part in this. 

Key things we learnt from the survey: 

  • Families wanted both healthcare professionals and parents to feature and that they wanted some videos to be filmed at home and to show "real life".
  • Families wanted help with managing common problems.
  • Families valued advice and tips from more experienced families.

The videos have been created with all this in mind and are primarily aimed at parents. However they may also be valuable for staff training. 

Which videos should I watch when?

Some of the videos will be most helpful to watch before your child’s gastrostomy surgery, and some might be more helpful to watch after your child is discharged from hospital. The diagram below shows which videos are most relevant at the different time points in your journey.