Maryam Siddiqui, whose competition-winning artwork now features on feedback forms for young patients at West Middlesex Hospital
 

Meet Maryam Siddiqui and her 'Problem Gobbler', the friendly many-armed beast designed to get youngsters talking about their stay at hospital.

The nine-year-old, of Roxborough Avenue, Isleworth, was being treated at West Middlesex Hospital for an upset stomach before Christmas when she dreamed up the polka dotted creature.

Her creation now features on feedback forms given to other children staying at the hospital's Starlight ward.

She won a competition run by the hospital to illustrate the leaflets, designed to give youngsters their say about how services could be improved.

By sharing their concerns with the 'Problem Gobbler', young patients can help the hospital make their stay and those of other children being treated there more comfortable.

Maryam's father Aftab Siddiqui, 46, said he was very proud of the Marlborough Primary School pupil and her colourful creation.

Maryam Siddiqui, whose competition-winning artwork now features on feedback forms for young patients at West Middlesex Hospital, with her family and (second left) the hospital's assistant director of patient and public involvement Joe Johnson and (fourth from right) Starlight ward teacher Margaret Houlton