Transforming children's services in Newham

Thanks to our £6.8m funding, the Rainbow Centre at Newham University Hospital has vastly improved care for 80,000 local children. 

We’re dedicated to

Transforming children's wards at Newham University Hospital into a light, colourful and spacious facility with integrated services and vastly improved clinical facilities to provide the best medical care and patient experience. 

The difference we’re making

Improving medical facilities including the introduction of a stabilisation suite, to reduce hazardous transfers between hospitals
Introducing state-of-the-art equipment to future-proof the care offered to children and young people
Providing better facilities for parents who want to stay close to their children
Expanding the space to offer dedicated areas for adolescents, staff and a school room
Creating a bright and colourful environment including art from a renowned artist and a sensory garden, to improve staff morale and patient experience 
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What patients and staff are saying

 “It’s unrecognisable, I can’t even imagine it’s the same place – it’s amazing what can be done. Parents and children come in and say “wow”.”

– Sherry Manning, Head of Nursing, Acute and Family Division


“It makes me feel excited. It makes me feel happier coming here.”

– Sarah, aged 7, a patient at the Rainbow Centre

Giving 100%

The Centre has already proven its worth:

  • A new Optiflow machine was used to stabilise the breathing of a 17-month old baby - who otherwise would have needed transferring to intensive care at a different hospital and given more invasive therapy.
  • The adolescent room was a godsend for a teenage girl with cancer having a difficult time with her treatment, providing her with a sanctuary she found her situation overwhelming. 
  • Staff are visibly happier in the new surroundings, which will undoubtedly help the hospital both recruit and retain highly sought after nursing staff.

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