The children’s wards at Lincoln County Hospital will relocated and renamed in an attempt to improve care for patients.
Work has already begun to move the Lincoln and Ruston wards closer to the maternity block of the hospital.
The move is to give children better facilities and Terry Vine, Patients Services Manager for women and children’s services says this will make hospital trips more “comfortable for the children using our wards”.
Vine said: “The new wards will have playrooms, be brighter and more spacious, and give parents more room to stay with their children at their bedside.
“In the new areas, the reception/nurses’ station area is directly as people walk through the door, whereas before visitors would have to follow the signs to the middle of the wards.”
On the weekend of May 21 and 22 the Ruston Ward will swap with the Lancaster Ward, which is for elderly patients. The Ruston Ward will then be renamed the Rainforest Ward.
Whilst work continues preparing the new ward for the current Lincoln Ward it will spend the meantime in the old endoscopy unit until August 2011.