TWO new state of the art isolation rooms have been unveiled for the benefit of children in the NHS Ayrshire and Arran hospital.

The accommodation boost is set to help children who require additional assistance within the hospital.

The rooms will be for patients who suffer from a range of conditions such as infections, or certain children who need to be kept in isolation from the other patients that occupy space in the general ward.

Protective isolation is important to provide a safe environment for those who have a compromised immune system and have an increased susceptibility to infection.

It is vital that the right steps are taken to ensure infection does not spread to other patients, staff or visitors to the hospital.

Each individual room provides children with a host of modern facilities that allow a relaxed and comfortable experience.

The isolation rooms include a separate lobby for changing into protective clothing, an ensuite bathroom and dedicated waste disposal.

With a new design of the updated accommodation, it has created back-to-back rooms with a nurses’ desk that has a clear view to observe patients.

The rooms have been named the ‘McClure Suite’ in memory of the late Dr John McClure, a greatly admired and respected Consultant Paediatrician who worked for many years in Ayrshire

Dr McClure’s wife, Mrs Jean McClure, officially opened the suite with her two granddaughters along with staff from Children’s Services.

Fiona Scott, Senior Charge Nurse for Children’s Inpatients expressed her delight at the new facilities at the hospital.

“The McClure Suite is a welcome addition to the facilities we have for our patients and we hope it is a fitting tribute to the memory of Dr McClure.”