The first phase of our project to refurbish the rooms on our Inpatient Unit is now complete.

Seven of the 18 rooms have been revamped on the Unit, which provides 24-hour expert care, treatment and support to people living with a life limiting condition.

The vital work is essential in creating a more modern, therapeutic and peaceful environment for our patients and their families.

The refurbished rooms now include features such as practical panelling and calming décor to create a visually less clinical environment, as well as modern, interactive technology allowing patients to stay connected to family and friends at any time of the day or night. The renovated rooms also feature fridge/freezers, allowing patients to keep chilled and frozen food and drinks at their bedside.

Rachel Overfield, our Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nursing, said:

We are delighted to have completed the first phase of our room renovation project and to see the patients and families we care for already benefiting from the enhanced environment. People will receive the same expert clinical care, but in calm, homely surroundings designed to have a positive impact on wellbeing and symptom management.

To support the renovation work, we launched our Home Away from Home appeal and we have been heartened by the response from the public so far.

To date, the Home Away from Home appeal has raised more than £40,000 and fundraising continues to complete the renovation of the remaining 11 rooms. The total cost of the project will be funded through a variety of support including the appeal, trusts, grants and corporate partners.

Find out more and make a donation to the Home Away from Home appeal.