Patients and staff at east London hospitals got involved with celebrations of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Restaurants at both Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes offered jubilee-themed food including jam roly-poly, while patients were given a special menu featuring options from the 1950s.

Scones with jam and cream or fresh strawberries were also delivered to wards.

Younger patients drew and coloured pictures of the Queen and wrote stories about what they would do if they were monarch for the day.

Elderly patients were treated to a selection of cakes, brought to their bedside on a trolley decorated for the occasion.

Debbie Smith, a dementia and delirium assistant who helped give out the cakes, said: “The patients really liked it and it was lovely for us to see their appreciation and have a chat with them. It helped everyone get into the spirit of the celebration.”

Slices of Victoria sponge cake were also delivered to staff at both hospitals.