MacGregor Children’s Ward, Warwick Hospital

King Henry’s gave a grant of £45,000 towards SWFT Charity’s £190,000 Young Minds Matters appeal that has has resulted in the new specialist spaces being opened. These include a playroom and activity area, an adolescent recreational space, a sensory room with specialist equipment to allow children to decompress away from the busy ward, and a bereavement room/quiet suite.

The new spaces were opened by returning patient, Joseph Froggatt and his mum Lucy. Joseph, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, has spent a lot of time on MacGregor Ward and was delighted with the new facilities which he said “will really help anyone who comes to MacGregor ward and will improve the experience for everyone”.

Debbie Sherwell, Lead Paediatric Nurse, said “Being in hospital is really hard for children and Young people, as well as their families, so having dedicated rooms to make their stay more comfortable is so important. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported the fundraising efforts.”

Grants Chairman, Ian Furlong, beside the funders’ plaques.