Emily Hodgkins, a healthcare professional from Oxford Children’s Hospital, was recognised as the Health Play Specialist of the Year at the annual Starlight Health Play Awards held in London.
Ms Hodgkins was nominated for her profound impact on children in the A&E department.
She said: “A child’s first experience in hospital can be traumatic and shape their perception of hospitals for life.
“So, receiving this award is an opportunity to spread awareness about our role and how we can positively impact a child’s experience.”
TV presenter, Kate Thornton hosted the event. She is best known as being the first presenter of the X Factor and has also appeared on shows such as Loose Women and This Morning.
She said: “It was such a privilege to…