Chil­dren’s A&E re­opens

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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