RCH Care Homes delivered a host of Easter eggs to patients at Queens Hospital and King George Hospital.

Children were handed a mountain of 322 eggs following the Easter collection by the neighbouring home in Queens Court Nursing Home, Buckhurst Hill.

Queens Court Nursing Home received the eggs in way of donations from its residents and families, along with local businesses Advanced, Brakes, ABM, Phoenix, Oomph, Gompels, Café IG9, Beau Care, Clini Care, Queens Food & Wine and Marks & Spencer Loughton.

Rob Rai, of RCH Care Homes, said: “Together with the community around us, we wanted to help bring a smile to the faces of the children in Hospital.

“This is our way of wishing all the children, and their families an extra special happy Easter with some chocolate.

“We would also like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at our NHS hospitals that go above and beyond in all they do.”

Doctors and nurses were also offered Easter eggs.

A paediatric matron said: Hospitals aren’t always a lot of fun, especially for a child, so it really brightens their day when they receive a treat.

“The children and staff are delighted with them.

“We just want to say a very big thank you to everyone who donated the eggs.”

A parent added: “It’s a really lovely gift.

“It’s nice for kids to be able to take their minds off their treatment and just eat some chocolate. It’s a nice treat for them.”