Menu

How Ribblesdale Ward at Royal Preston Hospital may look after revamp

Posted on - 22nd July, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, College, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
A view of one of the social area within the Ribblesdale Ward
A view of one of the social area within the Ribblesdale Ward

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.

Read more: New health centre proposed for Preston city centre

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.

One of the proposed rooms in the ward
One of the proposed rooms in the 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.”

Rosemere and MedEquip4Kids staff with designs for the ward
Rosemere and MedEquip4Kids staff with designs for the ward

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.

Read more: Royal Preston Hospital extends visiting times

More than £1.5million has been raised for Rosemere’s 20th anniversary, and is being ploughed into helping with the Ribblesdale Ward revamp.

Have you ever visited the Ribblesdale Ward? Let us know in the comments below

Share
Preston in pictures Shadows at Avenham Park, PrestonTree tops at Miller Park, PrestonView over Preston Train StationWalkway at Miller Park, PrestonOpen space at Avenham Park, PrestonRiver Ribble at PrestonMiller Park in SummerMiller Park walkway View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.