The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) capital services team has announced the completion of a £697,000 renovation project at Royal Lancaster Infirmary Children’s unit.

The unit upgrades are part of a £21m ($25.7m) investment to deliver capital projects at UHMBT.

The team managed the project by working along with the infection prevention team, design consultants and building contractors.

The renovated unit’s five bedded dedicated assessment area now features new flooring, lighting, decoration, furniture and equipment.

The unit is also equipped with two triage rooms, a playroom, an en-suite bedroom and toilet with baby change facilities.

A waiting lounge, refreshed staff areas along with the ward offices and reception area are also part of the enhancements added at the unit.

UHMBT Children’s unit manager Laura Norton said: “We know that it can be a tough time for little ones and their families if they need to come into hospital.

“That’s why we are so pleased with the revamp of the Children’s Unit as it will make such a huge difference to our patients and helps them to feel comfortable and safe during their time with us.

“The changes have not only benefitted our service users, but it has also been a huge boost for the staff as they are now coming to work in a brand new and modern environment. It’s somewhere we can all really be proud to show off when welcoming patients and visitors onto the unit.”

UHMBT also manages Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.