YOUNG patients having an operation at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital will be able to drive into the operating theatre.

The day unit has been handed the keys to a miniature Jaguar F Pace model for three to seven-year-old.

And for those children unable to reach the pedals, there is a remote control for parents.

The kit car has been donated by Taunton-based A-Plan Insurance and will make youngsters' trips to operating theatre a little less frightening.

The hospital already has a motorised red Jeep for slightly older children.

Patient Lianne was the first to try out the new car and enjoyed the test drive.