Isolation rooms given jungle and woodland makeover
Momentum Children’s Charity has successfully completed the refurbishment of two isolation rooms at East Surrey Hospital. The colourful artwork features jungle animals in one isolation room and woodland creatures in the other. Isolation rooms are used by children with cancer and long-term illnesses to receive treatment and they can often spend days in this environment. The new rooms, which are welcomed by children and staff alike, will help reduce stress and provide distractions for the many children who spend time at the hospital.
Family Support Worker, Kerrie Thorpe, explains what the refurbishments mean to children undergoing treatment for cancer and life-challenging conditions. “Families are often isolated to a room for days at a time, sometimes longer. Families benefit from bright and engaging environments and children love to make the rooms their own. It’s about making them feel more comfortable and less frightened.”
The isolation room featuring the jungle animals was funded by XL Catlin who generously supported this project.