Pictures show how those receiving cancer treatment at Royal Preston Hospital will be getting a completely new look ward.Advertisement
Ribblesdale Ward provides specialist treatment for young people from the city, and further afield, who are suffering from adult cancers.
It specialises in young men with testicular cancer and often patients within the ward are in hospital for a prolonged period of time.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation has partnered with MedEquip4Kids to raise money for The Family Room within the ward.
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It will include a kitchenette, dining area and a lounge equipped with a TV, DVD and Xbox.
The ward will be decorated to ensure the environment is as non-clinical, homely and age-appropriate as possible.
At the moment the Ribblesdale Ward feels the same as any other hospital ward.
Chief officer of Rosemere Sue Thompson said: “The room will provide young patients with a comfortable, private space in which they can come together with friends and family at a very stressful time.
“It gives them a space away from the bedside, where they can do normal things like watch TV, play a game, make a snack or catch up over a cuppa. It will never be home, but for a while at least we hope it will be the next best thing.”
The Family Room is part of the £842,000 renovation of the ward and patients are to be transferred to another ward for care and treatment while the work takes place.
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More than £1.5million has been raised for Rosemere’s 20th anniversary, and is being ploughed into helping with the Ribblesdale Ward revamp.
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