A GIANT inflatable bowel has been welcoming visitors to hospital.
The unusual entrance feature was situated in the main atrium of West Middlesex Hospital in Twickenham Road, Isleworth, and is so large people can walk around inside.
It was on display from Thursday to Friday (March 1 and 2) to raise awareness of bowel cancer.
Dr Kevin Monahan, consultant gastroenterologist, at the hospital is hoping that if more people are aware of the symptoms, cases could be caught early.
He said about 13,000 people die annually from bowel cancer and it is the third most common cancer in the UK for men, and the second for women.
He added: "Over 90 per cent of bowel cancer patients diagnosed with the earliest stage of the disease survive five years from diagnosis compared with only 6.6 per cent of those diagnosed with advanced disease."
Patients are being told that if they have seen blood in their stools or it has been looser for the last 3 weeks, to go to a GP.