Momentum's £5,000 refurb brightens up Epsom Hospital Isolation Room
Beautiful colourful owl images now adorn the walls of the Isolation Cubicle on Epsom Hospital’s Casey Ward, thanks to a £5,000 refurbishment project by Momentum children’s charity completed this week.
The new Isolation Cubicle featuring the charity’s mascot Mo the Owl and his friends has transformed the Isolation Room into a more child-friendly and welcoming place, and is already proving to be a big hit with staff and patients since its installation.
Paediatric oncology patients can sometimes stay in the Isolation Cubicle on Casey Ward for weeks on end, not only at diagnosis but at any point during their cancer journey. Having a bright and cheerful room eases their stay in hospital and ultimately reduces their anxiety and assists their recovery.
Ward manager Karen Kilday said: “We currently have one of our oncology patients in the room and it has been very well received. Both the young lady and her dad love the decor and have found it relaxing, bright and cheerful and much better than the usual pastel painted walls.
“The staff on the ward have also found the room bright and welcoming and much more child friendly. I would like to thank Momentum for their hard work and generous contribution. This room is certainly a very welcome addition to the service that we provide and reflects the excellent care that children and families can expect at Epsom.”
Momentum’s Co-Founder Bianca Effemey said: “Enhancing the healing environment in hospitals is a large part of Momentum’s work. Studies have shown that a good hospital environment can greatly improve a child’s recovery time and of course the staff also benefit from a brighter, more welcoming place in which to work.”