Many adults find blood tests and procedures with needles anxiety provoking.

So it’s not surprising that children and young people can find these tests upsetting and difficult particularly if they have to have them repeatedly.

Here’s a few things to think about to prepare your child for their test.

If you have any questions about this information, or feel that you or your child needs additional support during medical procedures, call:

  • Child Life Therapy at Sydney Children’s Hospital on 9382 6984
  • Child Life Therapy at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on 9845 3369
  • Child Life Therapy at John Hunter Hospital on 4985 5174