Cheerful entrance for Children’s ward

Southend Hospital, essex, news
Southend Hospital, essex, news

The entrance to a ward at Southend University Hospital has enjoyed a makeover recently.

The Neptune Children’s Ward has been the benefactor of an initiative to make the Ward a more welcoming environment and the concept is now on display.

The main entrance to the ward is now emblazoned with fun and colourful drawings featuring doctors, nurses and even self-portraits.

Sam Christie, Housekeeper on Neptune Children’s Ward and the brainchild behind the initiative said: “I wanted to make Neptune stand out as a children’s ward, to be more child friendly and to bring a smile to the faces of the children as they enter the ward.

“We asked our regular ward patients to be part of this project and got them to design a hospital-themed picture.”

Many of the children and young people who provided artwork have since returned to see their printed art work on the doors including Maci Muller, aged 5 from Southend.

Sam continued: “Feedback from patients and families from across the hospital has been very positive. We are so pleased that so many of our wonderful children helped.”

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