A new bathroom on Bluebell Ward at Bristol Children’s Hospital is now benefitting more than 1,000 patients every year.

Bath time is part of a normal bedtime routine that’s relaxing for most children and staff on Bluebell Ward has been unable to offer this since 2014.

Staff and patients on Bluebell WardThe new bathroom is kitted out with a bath with an adjustable seat, overhead hoists and a trolley to shower patients, as well as a new toilet, sink and flooring.

It is being used by three patients on the ward every day.

Previously patients were travelling to other wards to have baths, but this would take staff time to go with them and there wasn’t always a bath available. Some patients had been on the ward for more than a year and had only ever had bed baths.

Feedback from families has included: 

BWHC Logo sunburst icon  The bathroom is great as it means we don’t have to go to another ward to bath our child.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon   It’s a lovely new bathroom and space.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon It’s a relaxing space away from the ward.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon  It’s fantastic to have some normality and continue our home routine of being able to bath our child every night.

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