LNWH Charity adds colour to
children’s ward

Our new paediatric unit, Rainbow Ward, is bursting with colour thanks to
funding from LNWH charity and LNWH NHS Trust.

The Rainbow Ward is a new modular build and opened in September 2021. It has a Day Care paediatric section within the unit, eight paediatric assessment rooms and a POSCU Suite (Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit).

When it came to the design of the ward, the main purpose was to make it child friendly, comforting and reassuring for patients and families.

LNWH charity funded the design, decoration and installation of colourful wall illustrations and each room within the ward has a different theme.

Kay Larkin, Divisional Head of Nursing, Children’s Services at LNWH NHS Trust, said:

“The wall art is very good for distracting children when they come in for a procedure or short stay and it’s important that we make children feel as comfortable as possible in a hospital environment.

“I would like to thank LNWH charity for their contribution to Rainbow Ward.”

Wilhelmina Johnson, Ward Manager, Paediatric Day Care Unit, said:

“Rainbow Ward is very child-friendly and engaging and the children really like the surroundings.”

Rainbow Ward accommodates children and young people aged from birth up until their 16th birthday who require elective day care procedures, investigations, diagnostic testing and children with cancer.

“The wall art is very good for distracting children when they come in for a procedure or short stay and it’s important that we make children feel as comfortable as possible in a hospital environment.

I would like to thank LNWH charity for their contribution to Rainbow Ward.”

Kay Larkin, Divisional Head of Nursing, Children’s Services at LNWH NHS Trust

“Rainbow Ward is very child-friendly and engaging and the children really like the surroundings.”

Wilhelmina Johnson, Ward Manager, Paediatric Day Care Unit