From acorns mighty oaks grow…

Children painting

An inspirational vision created by children has helped to shape the look and feel of Acorns, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust’s new purpose-built centre for children and young people’s services at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

Children who use Oxleas’ services were invited to workshops to share their views and suggestions so that designers could create a welcoming, child-friendly environment with eye-catching features.

Acorns Queen Marys Hospital

Ben Travis, Chief Executive of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is exactly how the design process should work, with patients and service users telling us what they want. The children have created a really great space which will delight children of all ages for many years to come.”

Acorns is part of a multi-million pound investment project by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to develop Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup into a vibrant community hub for local health services.

It provides a range of children’s services including CAMHS, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and community children’s nursing.

Published on 29th September 2016