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Ward Facelift Welcomed by Staff and Patients

18 Sep 2015 14:52:52
Ward B5 Refurbishment

 A ward at Rotherham Hospital has been given a fresh new look as part of a refurbishment programme which will benefit patients and staff in several different parts of the hospital.

Ward A5, which cares for patients with Diabetes, endocrinology patients and patients with complex care needs including dementia, now has a refreshed colour scheme, specifically chosen to create a calming atmosphere, as well as improved toilets and bathrooms and a more open and welcoming layout.

As well as providing an improved environment for patients, visitors and staff, the refurbishment has been carried out to meet the particular needs of patients with dementia as Ward Manager Clare Lunn explained.

“The clean lines of the ward, reduced clutter and the spacious and open feel that the ward now has, as well as being more pleasant for everyone, are particularly designed to meet the needs of our patients with dementia,” she said.

“Use of contrasting colours also helps those patients to find their way to areas where they need to be.

“We are also introducing new patient lockers, chairs and bed tables which improve the look and feel of the ward and are also lighter and easier to move which helps us with cleaning.

“New disposable curtains to go round patient beds are helping improve infection prevention and control – and they also have do not enter signs on to improve patient privacy while they are receiving care.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved on the ward.”

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is investing in a series of ward refurbishments, over the coming months, to make the most of opportunities created by construction work on Rotherham Hospital’s new Emergency Centre.

The Trust’s Chief Operating Officer Chris Holt explains: “While the work on A5 was carried out, we were able to move patients and staff safely onto Ward A3, which had been used for additional space during our busy period last winter.

“We have a number of other temporary ward moves taking place over the coming months, as we create space for the building work on our new state of the art emergency centre.

“There will be brief periods of time when wards are left empty during these moves, and we will use that time to carry out deep cleans, redecoration or other refurbishment.

“We have already had a lot of positive comments from patients and staff on A5 since the refurbishment and I am sure that the work we have planned will be just as well received.”

For more information about the work of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, please visit: http://www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/ You can also join the 3,230 followers we have on Twitter @RotherhamNHS_FT or ‘like us’ on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamNHSFoundationTrust.  

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