The refurbishment of our Ribblesdale oncology ward at the Royal Preston Hospital is nearly complete.
The Ribblesdale ward is the only inpatient oncology-specific ward in Lancashire & South Cumbria and supports patients with a wide range of clinical needs and end-of-life care.
The 24-bed state-of-the-art ward will consist of shared and single bedroom spaces for patients being cared for by a specialist cancer team, with additional areas for relatives to visit their loved ones.
Nature-inspired interiors will promote a healthy recovery and positive wellbeing through bespoke wood designs which will feature back-lit art panels, floor vectors, and skylights that can be tailored to the time of day.
Patients loved ones will have access to a relative room which will include homely furnishings such as sofas, a TV unit, bean bags, loose storage, and digital wall prints; as well as a modern kitchen space.
A quiet room, which will be suitable for all patients, will also be designed to offer an aesthetically pleasing and calm environment for patients away from the clinical and busy ward environment.
With a strong focus on recovery and wellbeing, the transformation will help our staff to provide excellent care to cancer patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria for many years to come.
The project received over £1,000,000 of funding from the Rosemere Cancer Foundation following its hugely successful 20th-anniversary appeal.
Dan Hill, Chief Officer at the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: "It is a privilege for our foundation to be able to support this wonderful project.
He added, "bringing together world-class cancer treatments and services is at the heart of what we do and we are grateful to the goodwill of our supporters who help us to deliver these all-important projects for cancer patients."
Tilbury Douglas, formerly Interserve Construction, was awarded the contract to refurbish the Ribblesdale Oncology Ward and pledged from the outset to raise additional funds towards the project.
It is due to be handed over and officially opened on 21st and will receive its first patients the following day.
Now who left those ladders there?