Visit To Children’s Outpatients Was a Hoot

Photo:  Alexandra and Emily Fountain with Daisy the Owl.

A very special visitor came to see the young patients at the children’s outpatient department and the children’s ward at East Surrey Hospital.  

Daisy, the European eagle owl, came to the hospital with her handler, Terry Travis from the Heathrow Owl Rescue Centre.  Alexandra Fountain was at Outpatients with her three year old daughter and said that the owl’s visit completely changed the mood in the waiting room.  

The visit was arranged by Paediatric Surgeon, Nick Alexander who wanted come up with a novel way of lightening the hospital experience for children.  

Photo:  Paediatric Surgeon, Mr Nick Alexander with Daisy the Owl

Mr Nick Alexander paediatric surgeon and Daisy