Children’s A&E reopens
A REFURBISHED children’s accident and emergency department has been opened at Hillingdon Hospital.
A ribbon was cut to mark the occasion by Mary O’Callaghan, the longest serving paediatric nurse in A&E, accompanied by the very first young patients to be treated at the new unit.
The new facility has been designed to a high specification providing a better environment and facilities for children and their families, including bigger bed bays with chair- beds for parents.
It is decorated throughout with childfriendly graphics based on the Hillingdon trail which depicts local landmarks. These graphics were designed with input from children.
The rebuild is part of a £5 million investment to improve services for women and children.