First bedroom bay completes at Hospice

20 April 2017

PATIENTS at Wigan and Leigh Hospice have moved into the first bedroom bay to be refurbished during the major modernisation project on the Inpatient Unit (IPU).

The four-bedroom bay has been decorated in a bright turquoise colour which is also used as the colour for a feature wall in each patient bedroom.

Every bedroom has also been fitted with a new wardrobe, sink unit, patio doors and window frames, radiator and lighting. A comfortable new recliner chair can also be found in every room as well as new curtains.

One patient who moved into a new bedroom said: "The rooms have been done beautifully, I think they look lovely."

A bathing room and two WCs have also been modernised in what is the biggest modernisation project to take place at the hospice in 20 years.

The next phase of the project has now begun to build an extension which will house four bedrooms including a bariatric bedroom with en-suite bathroom. This will ensure that all bedrooms continue to have views of the hospice gardens. The four existing bedrooms will be transformed into a new nurses reception area and office as well as an equipment store and clinic room. This phase of the project is expected to take until Autumn.

Every bedroom, bathroom and WC on the IPU will be modernised including the corridor to create a more welcoming environment. An important part of this means incorporating dementia-friendly principles into the project as we many more patients and visitors with dementia are coming into the hospice.

The Hospice is currently raising £50,000 through the Counting on Care appeal to support the project.

The rest of the work will include the following:
• Modernisation of every patient bedroom on the IPU which includes new heating, lighting, decor and furnishings
• A second overnight stay room to allow more families to comfortably stay with loved ones
• Better lighting, colour-coding and clear signage to help with navigation, which will particularly help patients and visitors with dementia.
• New artwork showing local scenes from around Wigan and Leigh as conversation points and to stimulate reminiscence. This will also be beneficial to visitors with dementia.
• New furnishings throughout the public seating areas on the IPU and in the lounge areas
• Upgrades to bathrooms and WCs used by patients and visitors

Ways to support Counting on Care

• You can Dedicate A Daisy by filling in the form on a leaflet which is available in the Hospice, in Hospice shops and in supporting businesses across the Borough.
• Text a donation. Text HSPC02 plus the amount you wish to donate to 70070. So, to donate £5, text HSPC02 £5.
• Hold a fundraising event. No matter how big or small these really do make a huge difference. Please see our website or contact the fundraising team for fundraising ideas and support.
• Call the fundraising team to make a donation over the phone or send a cheque to the Hospice. Please make clear that your donation is for the Counting on Care appeal.


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