Airedale Hospital & Community Charity has funded a £13,500 refurbishment to transform a clinic room into a comfortable, quiet room for patients to use after receiving a diagnosis of cancer or another life-changing condition.
It gives patients the opportunity to speak with a nurse specialist away from the clinic room. People can sit and reflect and ask any questions they have while in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
Airedale Hospital & Community Charity funded the decoration of the room, as well as new blinds, comfortable chairs and sofas, as well as refreshment facilities.
The room is already having an impact on patients. Most cancer diagnoses are given in outpatient clinics so having this space away from clinical areas to sit and digest new information allows people to reflect and ask any questions before they leave the department. Sometimes people forget to ask important questions immediately after receiving news, so the hope is that having a separate, calm space will make people feel more able to ask for the information that they need.
Airedale’s Outpatients team did various fundraising activities to support the charity, including competing in the Skipton Rotary Dragon Boat Race, and running raffles within the department.
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