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School brings cheer to A & E staff

PUBLISHED: 22:00 24 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

THE Accident and Emergency department at Ipswich Hospital has received some Christmas cheer from a Suffolk school.

Children from St John's Primary School, in Victory Road, Ipswich, were asked to design Christmas scenes to hang on the walls of the department.

THE Accident and Emergency department at Ipswich Hospital has received some Christmas cheer from a Suffolk school.

Children from St John's Primary School, in Victory Road, Ipswich, were asked to design Christmas scenes to hang on the walls of the department. They spent the morning at the hospital yesterday when the pictures were officially handed over.

They had a ride in an ambulance and got to bandage each other up.

Head teacher Dr Graham Eldridge said they have really enjoyed the experience.

"My daughter is a staff nurse at the hospital so we have links there. The children aged between four and 11 designed 17 pictures to brighten up the ward walls.

"It was great that they could see what happened in the accident and emergency department so that in future they would not be scared by going there. The children had a wonderful time and they even managed to bandage my head up.

"It was good to be able to help the hospital and next year we are hoping to take classes on visits to the hospital so they can really understand what happens."


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