It’s full steam ahead for hospital children’s favourite

Jerry Woodhead gives Thomas a final clean

Jerry Woodhead gives Thomas a final clean

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SCARBOROUGH Hospital patients had double reason to cheer during the overhaul of its catering facilities - after a children’s ward favourite was given some special treatment.

The hospital’s 15-year-old Thomas the Tank Engine meal trolley is back on track thanks to a makeover from coach builders Plaxton. The children’s favourite was given a well-deserved upgrade during filming of Operation Hospital Food with James Martin, and is now equipped with new bumpers, vinyls, and paintwork.

A spokesperson added: “The new Thomas can now be used for many more years, encouraging children on the ward to eat healthily.”