SANTA has been spreading some seasonal cheer to patients at Warwick Hospital.
Joined by Mrs Claus and his elves, Santa took time out of his busy schedule to stop by the hospital on his brightly decorated bus.
The visit was organised by Stratford-based wellbeing charity Escape Arts which works with people on creative and community heritage projects.
Every year the team transforms the bus into Santa’s grotto for children and families who cannot visit a traditional grotto.
Santa’s elves invited passersby to get on and get into the Christmas spirit.
Meanwhile Santa and Mrs Claus visited a number of different wards, with a supply of mince pies and presents for children thanks to a community toy drive organised by the charity.
Spokeswoman Fiona Burton said: “It’s never nice to be unwell but it’s particularly difficult at Christmas when we like to be at home with our loved ones.
“We always aim to get people out of hospital as soon as it is safe to do so but some people do need to be with us a little longer.
“It’s really nice to see how much the Santa bus cheered everyone up, our patients but also our staff who do a fantastic job all year round.
“I want to thank Escape Arts for this visit, it clearly means a lot to people here.”