Play in Hospital Week

Play In Hospital Week aims to raise awareness of the benefits of play in the treatment of poorly children across the UK. It is organised by the National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS), which aims to promote and ensure the provision of appropriate therapeutic and stimulating play facilities in healthcare and Starlight Children’s Foundation, which brightens the lives of over half a million poorly children in the UK each year.


A fantastic celebration throughout the week and lots of people joining in with the competition.  The highlights can be found in the below video.


PIHW will be bigger and better this year with lots of exciting things coming.

PIHW will be 8th October – 14th October 2018 and the theme of this year’s celebrations is:-



NAHPS will be running the display competition this year.

 Like in 2017 your display could be a board, poster, video, audio clip,  leaflet or whatever you imagination can conjure up.  NAHPS can not wait to see what will be created this year!


You are also able to order T-Shirt Transfers again this year.  If you would like to order any please contact


Starlight’s HPS of the Year Award 2018

NAHPS are excited to be working in collaboration with Starlight Children’s Foundation for NPIHW once again.  Starlight have launched a new HPS of the Year Award. NAHPS are looking  forward to hearing the results of this award during NPIHW.

For all the information needed for the 2018 celebrations, packs and details of the HPS of the Year Award, please visit


National Play in Hospital Week