Kingston Hospital’s isolation room, which is used by children suffering from cancer or a long-term illness, have been given a new lease of life.

The walls, which were once blank, have been painted green and blue, with a design of dancers flowing around the entire room.

Hind Thomas, acting matron for paediatrics at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The newly designed isolation room will make such a difference to our patients.

“The room has been transformed into a bright yet calming space, which will be imperative in helping to relieve the anxiety that many children can understandably feel when they are in isolation.

“Some of our children can spend several days in this room and an environment like this can really help the healing process.”

The refurbishment was completed by the local organisation Momentum Children’s Charity, which secured funding from the insurance company AXA XL.

Bianca Effemey, CEO and Co-Founder of Momentum Children’s Charity, says, “It has been a fantastic summer and we are so pleased to have completed our children’s ward refurbishments.

“We have a very close partnership with Kingston Hospital and it’s always a pleasure working with them.”