A New Welcome to Neptune Children's Ward
09 April 2018
An initiative to make Southend University Hospital’s Neptune Children’s Ward a more welcoming environment is now on display.
The main entrance to the ward is now emblazoned with fun and
colourful drawings featuring doctors, nurses and even
Sam Christie, Housekeeper on Neptune Children's Ward, said: "I
wanted to make Neptune stand out as a children's ward, to be more
child friendly and to bring a smile to the faces of the children as
they enter the ward. We asked our regular ward patients to be part
of this project and got them to design a hospital-themed
Many of the children and young people who provided artwork have
since returned to see their printed art work on the doors including
Maci Muller, aged 5 (above).
Feedback from patients and families from across the hospital has
been very positive.
Pictured: Maci Muller, aged 5, from Southend with the
Neptune Ward staff.