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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A lick of paint to turn sick kids frowns upside down

Kingston Hospital’s Sunshine Ward has remodelled two of its cubicles. Children being treated at Kingston Hospital can now go on an imaginary African Safari to see lions, tigers, giraffes and leopards, all on their road to recovery.

Momentum is a charity that supports children and their families in Surrey and South West London, who have cancer and life-limiting conditions. This charity kindly helped two Kingston Hospital isolation rooms receive a much needed revamp. They invited local artist, Amanda Leggatt to the hospital to brighten up the décor, with images of African animals, the sea side, Ferris wheels and even a stick of candy floss on the walls of the Paediatrics Ward.

Maggie Clancy, Head of Paediatrics said the new rooms will definitely help lift the spirits of the kids during their stays:

“Already I have seen so many children’s faces light up when they see our new bright and colourful rooms.”

The isolation rooms are used by children who are vulnerable to infection, such as children with cancer. Children can stay in the rooms for as long as two weeks, so it is important that the room is a welcoming and warm environment.
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