TWO NEW eye-catching rainbow zebra crossings are welcoming staff and visitors at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The brightly-coloured crossings are bringing a permanent ray of sunshine to the hospital, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The crossings have been created by the Trust’s Estates teams, who have been busy with brushes and paint to install the crossings at the hospital’s accessible entrance off Smith Lane and at the A&E entrance, off Duckworth Lane.

They have been painted as a tribute to staff who have been working tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and to welcome and brighten the day for patients and visitors

Director of Estates and Facilities, Mark Holloway said: “During the coronavirus pandemic, I was absolutely blown away by the young children’s drawings of rainbows which you saw up and down the country, as they offered hope to our staff, patients and visitors.

"Being in charge of the hospital estate here at the BRI, I thought it was really important to add a bit of colour and put these ‘rainbows of hope’ on our site for staff, patients and visitors to enjoy and embrace.

"I hope the new rainbow crossings help to make people smile, as well as bring them cheer and hope.”