The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

L50 officially opens

4 September 2017

Ward L50 officially opened their newly located children’s liver, renal and gastro ward last week. The team transferred from Jubilee Wing at the LGI to the Children’s Hospital to be co-located alongside the rest of the children’s services in the Clarendon Wing.

The ward space was previously an adult ward but, with thanks to charitable funds, the bays have been converted into a space more suitable for children, and after 6 months of work the ward has now been completed.

To celebrate, the team held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and made a special L50 cake. Robbie, a young patient who was already on the ward, helped cut the cake.

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Our Chief Executive, Julian Hartley, attended to formally open the ward and congratulate the team on their successful transition. He said: “This is a great show of collaborative working that really demonstrates our Leeds Way values. There’s no doubt this is a model with which other services may benefit from for future co-location projects.”

“Thanks to everyone in the team for their efforts and well done on a smooth transfer,” he added.