The area dedicated to the care of children in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn’s accident and emergency department is having a makeover.
The work began yesterday and will last for some eight weeks.
During this time the children’s treatment and waiting area will be closed and such patients will be redirected to the main emergency waiting room.
In turn the QEH NHS Trust asks all visitors during this period to be considerate of younger patients sharing the adult area.
Staff will also be on hand during busier times to ensure any concerns are addressed and younger patients are provided with toys and play materials usually available in the children’s waiting area.
All procedures for assessments of children and adults on arrival to A&E remain the same.
Catherine Morgan, director of nursing at the QEH, said: “The facelift will see the trust providing a larger space specifically designed for children.
“As a result we can ensure young people, their parents and guardians, all feel as comfortable as possible in a modern and friendly environment.”