Cocktails and canapes for those on Ribblesdale Ward

Posted on - 12th December, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
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Patients on Rosemere Cancer Centre’s Ribblesdale Ward will again be able to enjoy a monthly round of cocktails and canapes after charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation agreed to foot their £480 cost for the coming year.


The treats, which are made entirely of fruit by catering staff in the kitchens at the Royal Preston Hospital and served by ward housekeepers, were suspended earlier this year when the ward closed for major refurbishment part funded by £1.05 million from Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The work saw its patients relocated to a temporary ward until late October when the remodelled Ribblesdale re-opened.

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Dan Hill, chief officer of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to be able to put cocktails and canapes back on the Ribblesdale’s menu.

“We know from the feedback we receive that patients really appreciate them. It’s a simple thing that brings a bit of fun and joy to folk at a stressful time.

“Also, some patients don’t have many visitors and so don’t get the treats from home that others receive. For these patients especially, it’s a way of demonstrating we’re thinking of them.”

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