Hospital staff went the extra mile to celebrate the jubilee with patients who remember the Queen's coronation.

Patients young and old at Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes, enjoyed celebrations marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the bank holiday weekend.

Restaurants at both the hospitals were decorated with bunting and offered Jubilee-themed food, while patients were given a special menu featuring traditional options from the 1950s, when the Queen was crowned.

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

Dementia and delirium assistant Debbie Smith helped give out the cakes.

She said: “We really wanted to do something special to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee so took our trolley offering cakes to the elderly wards.

“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.”

To commemorate the occasion, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust, which runs both hospitals, has been involved in ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’.

A tree will be planted at both of the hospital sites on Wednesday June 8.