Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has developed a bespoke child-sized version of the luxury model to enable children facing surgery to drive themselves to the operating theatre.
The Rolls-Royce SRH takes its initials from its recipient – St Richard’s Hospital paediatric day surgery unit in the exclusive car manufacturer’s home city of Chichester, West Sussex.
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Children facing surgery will be able to drive the SRH themselves to the operating theatre, through the paediatric corridors which are lined with mock traffic signs.
With a top speed of 10mph, the SRH is powered by a 24-volt gel battery that propels the car with the same gentle quietness as Rolls-Royce’s famed V12 engines.
The bespoke manufacturing team spent more than 400 hours of their own time developing and hand-crafting the car, with the aim of soothing children’s nerves before surgery.
Sue Nicholls, paediatric matron at Western …