04 July 2012
NUH unveils refurbished palliative care unit
Hayward House Specialist Palliative Care Unit has been
officially opened after a refurbishment.
Based atNottinghamCityHospital, the unit supports patients with
advanced progressive illnesses. It has been revamped to include a
new family room, two new rooms for counsellors and a quiet room for
reflection overlooking the garden.
The new-look unit was officially opened by eight-year-old Sam
Henson from Cossall, nearKimberley, whose father Graham passed away
at Hayward House this year.
Hayward House has been providing patient care for 32 years and
feedback from patients and staff suggested that it was time for a
The project was made possible by a grant of £396,000 from the
Department of Health Help the Hospices programme. Additional
funds were also raised by patients, their friends and families,
hospital staff, volunteers and charity donations from Hayward House
Cancer Care Trust andNottinghamHospitalcharity's Tree of Life
Local community groups such as Radford and Basford Rotary Club,
Experian and Boots Macmillan Partnership, also generously donated
money and volunteer support.
The Tree of Life Appeal will continue to raise funds for Hayward
House - and will include projects such as improving the garden for
patients. If you would like to donate money or raise funds for Tree
of Life call 0115 962 7905 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo caption: Eight-year-old Sam Henson cuts the ribbon
withHaywardHouse consultants Dr Bisharat El Khoury and Dr Vincent