Beautiful, colourful images of pond life including frogs, ladybirds and butterflies now adorn the walls of the ‘Frog Isolation Room’ on the Rupert Bear paediatric ward at Croydon University Hospital. The new decor, featuring the charity’s mascot Mo the Owl has transformed the Isolation Room from a previously plain and clinical-looking space into a more child-friendly and welcoming place.
Alice Howard, Children’s Oncology Nurse Specialist at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, said: “We are very grateful for this wonderful makeover which means the room now looks so bright and welcoming. “Some children who at high risk of infection can spend days in isolation and having lovely, colourful scenes of nature on the walls will certainly help to lift their spirits and lessen their anxiety.”
This project was completed in March 2017 and was supported by Croydon Relief In Need, Zurich Community Foundation and Axis Foundation.