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BHRUT launches new children's menu at Queen's Hospital

PUBLISHED: 10:30 05 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:30 05 August 2016

Oliver Ackland 3 tries out the new kids menu

Oliver Ackland 3 tries out the new kids menu

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A new children's menu will allow poorly youngsters staying at Queen's Hospital to choose their own meals.

The colourful wild animal-themed menu includes meals such as shepherd’s pie, breaded haddock and vegetable nuggets.

Three-year-old Oliver Ackland, of Dagenham, was among the first to try the healthier menu, tucking into a pasta dish.

His mum Catherine said: “It’s a really good menu and it’s got everything on there.

“It’s much better with little ones able to choose in advance.”

The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, has also introduced snack boxes for youngsters admitted outside of mealtime hours.

Gill Watson, senior sister on Tropical Lagoon children’s ward, said: “The new menus are lovely. The food seems to be going down a treat so far!”

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