Daily Record hero Sam Bell celebrates after winning campaign to establish ward at new Sick Kids hospital
HEALTH chiefs will make 16-year-old's dreams come true with new unit set to open next year.
DAILY Record hero Sam Bell is celebrating the news that Scotland’s newest hospital will have a special place for him and his friends.
The 16-year-old, who can’t eat and needs a backpack filled with nutrients to keep him alive, was horrified last year when the gastro-intestinal ward at Yorkhill in Glasgow was closed.
Sam had been a patient at the ward all his life.
He started his own campaign to make sure it was reborn at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children, set to open at the Southern General next year.
And yesterday, he revealed that health chiefs have made his dream come true.
Sam, who won the Record’s original Our Little Hero award in 2004, said: “We’ve been shown the plans and where the ward is going to be.