Putting children and young people at the heart of what we do
As we plan the future of Evelina London, we believe it is crucial that we involve children, young people and families every step of the way, to ensure our services are designed around those who will use them.
Supporting the children’s day surgery unit
We are very proud to have worked closely with young people on the design of our children’s day surgery unit. We started treating patients in this state-of-the-art facility in July 2023. It occupies the ground and 1st floor of our Children’s Day Treatment Centre, which is located right next to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Children and young people from across London and the south east helped choose the interior design theme of outer-space, a continuation of the natural world theme of our children’s hospital building. They helped us make the new centre friendly and welcoming by sharing feedback on designs and submitting their own space-themed creations which were reimagined in the new centre by a team of artists and designers.
Read more about the creative submissions from children and young people and how they influenced the designs in our space-themed unit.
We also held an exclusive event for the children and young people who’s been involved to have a preview of the building before we started patients. Read about the event.
Artwork piece submitted by Ella, age 9, which was interpreted in the reception of the children’s day surgery unit.
To support the future development of Evelina London, you can join our Youth Forum or Parent Forums.
If you would like to discuss any activities with a member of our team or have any queries, please email ELCHEngagement@gstt.nhs.uk or call Trish, patient and public engagement specialist, on 0207 188 6808.