In 2020 Ward 2 in Queen Mary’s Children’s Hospital underwent a full refurbishment including a new lick of paint, or maybe two! But thanks to generous donations and fundraising for the hospital, the staff have transformed plain white walls into a kaleidoscope of colours using an array of wall art stickers. From flowers to fish and lots in between, the images help to create a more welcoming and calming environment for their young patients.
And in the parents room, beautiful photographs of world landscapes and animals (taken by Consultant Paediatricians Dr Daniel Langer), all make for a less clinical feel as well.
Charitable funds were also invested in special chair beds which, as their names suggests, are comfortable chairs by day that become comfortable beds by night! This allows parents and carers to stay by their child’s bedside at all hours should they wish to. Finally, a new table and chairs were bought for the staff room to encourage team members to take a well-earned break!