Momentum Patron and author, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, is the inspiration behind a beautiful newly-refurbished Isolation Room on Casey Ward at Epsom Hospital.
Bright and colourful images inspired by Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s books, such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, now adorn the previously plain and clinical walls of the Isolation Room, where very sick children can spend up to several days at a time being treated.
With images of children playing in the sea, a hot air balloon and children jumping up and down for joy, each scene on the walls of the Isolation Room tells a story. The storyboard idea was a collaboration between Dame Jacqueline Wilson and illustrator Nick Sharratt, who provided many of the original illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s books. Graphic artist Tudor Morris, who as a teenager was supported by Momentum, also assisted the project.
“I'm so pleased and proud that Tudor has designed such a wonderful room using Nick Sharratt's illustrations from my books. If looking at the pictures gives a sick child some entertainment or comfort I shall be so happy.” Commented Dame Jacqueline Wilson.
Karen Kilday, Paediatric Ward Manager said: “The new Isolation Room looks so bright and inviting and really engages you, which is so important when you think that some children can spend several days at a time in this room on their own. “
The room, which was completed in March 2017, has been completely renovated and redesigned thanks to a generous donation from St Faith’s Trust.