Thanks to donations cancer patient rooms open
Thanks to Poole Hospital Charity donor’s, a new inpatient facility for young people with cancer has opened on the hospital’s Durlston Ward. The two new rooms will become the primary cancer treatment centre for young patients in Dorset.
Each room has been designed to create a non-clinical and more homely environment with a PlayStation 4, a smart TV and Wi-Fi for the patient. They also include a sofa bed for a parent, friend or partner to stay overnight. The provision of an age-appropriate environment within a hospital setting for teenagers and young adults to receive their cancer treatment is important for both their physical and emotional wellbeing.
The project has been supported by fundraising and the generosity of local businesses , community donors and previous patient families. The project has taken 4 years to raise £180,000 but we are so proud of the community effort in achieving such a important part of improving patient care.
Andrea Moxham, matron for cancer services, said the importance of the new facility cannot be underestimated. “The two rooms will offer young patients from Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester the opportunity and choice to receive their inpatient care much closer to home. The rooms are designed specifically for teenagers and young adults using local themes as a backdrop and incorporating a vibrant feel which will appeal to the younger patient”
“It has taken a long time from concept to completion and we pleased to be able to make a positive difference to young patients having treatment for cancer at Poole Hospital”
Poole Hospital Charity would like to take this opportunity to thank all donors for the years of support and are proud of what can be achieved by embracing our projects.