A room for children with cancer and long-term illnesses at Epsom Hospital has been refurbished thanks to Momentum Children's Charity.

The sixth project Momentum has completed for the hospital, the isolation room will be used by the children to receive treatment, and they will often spend days there.

Research has shown the physical environment has a big impact on the healing process, and so Momentum has a programme of improvement work at local hospitals, including Epsom.

Casey Ward Manager Karen Kilday said: “Another fantastic refurbishment in one of our isolation rooms. The beautiful designs are a great distraction when children are undergoing treatment, and they will help the entire family feel calmer and more cared for during their time at Epsom Hospital.

"We also can’t underestimate the effect the improvements have on our staff.”

The project was funded by The Wisley Foundation, and involved filling the room with the depiction of a meadow with butterflies, hot air ballons and a rainbow.

There is also a mobile games unit and a chair-bed for parents.