Hospital patients and staff celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Staff on Iris ward at King George Hospital with scones

Staff on Iris ward at King George Hospital with scones - Credit: BHRUT

Patients and staff at east London hospitals got involved with celebrations of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Restaurants at both Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes offered jubilee-themed food including jam roly-poly, while patients were given a special menu featuring options from the 1950s.

Scones with jam and cream or fresh strawberries were also delivered to wards.

Younger patients drew and coloured pictures of the Queen and wrote stories about what they would do if they were monarch for the day.

Illiya Kryvoshi takes on a drawing activity

Illiya Kryvoshi takes on a drawing activity - Credit: BHRUT

Elderly patients were treated to a selection of cakes, brought to their bedside on a trolley decorated for the occasion.

Staff on Holly ward at King George Hospital

Staff on Holly ward at King George Hospital - Credit: BHRUT

Debbie Smith, a dementia and delirium assistant who helped give out the cakes, said: “The patients really liked it and it was lovely for us to see their appreciation and have a chat with them. It helped everyone get into the spirit of the celebration.”

Charles and Sylvia Ainsworth receive a jubilee-themed treat

Charles and Sylvia Ainsworth receive a jubilee-themed treat - Credit: BHRUT

Slices of Victoria sponge cake were also delivered to staff at both hospitals.