Little Journey


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Little Journey is an interactive, virtual reality (VR) app designed to prepare children aged 3 to 12 years old for day-case surgery.

When you first log in, you are asked to enter an access code for the hospital where your operation is occurring. The code for Raigmore Hospital is: INVH1.

Little Journey introductory pages

Use your phone, hand-held tablet or google cardboard compatible headset for an interactive immersive 360-degree experience. Users can ‘visit’ the day case ward, anaesthetic and recovery rooms; as they do so, they are introduced to animated characters of hospital staff who explain what will happen in each area, about the equipment that will be used there and how children might feel. The preparatory tool follows a pre-set storyline reflecting what will happen on the day of surgery and takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete; but, children can explore the hospital as many times as they’d like before they come for surgery.

Little Journey explanatory photos
Little Journey can be viewed on a mobile phone or tablet through downloading from the Play store or App store.

An NHS Choices promotional YouTube video can be seen at:

If you experience any issues with the app, contact:

Last reviewed: 30 June 2018

Next review: 30 June 2020

Author(s): Core Anaesthetic Trainee

Approved By: TAM subgroup of ADTC