04 July 2012

NUH unveils refurbished palliative care unit

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 refurbishment.

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 Appeal.

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: charity@nuh.nhs.uk.

Photo caption: Eight-year-old Sam Henson cuts the ribbon withHaywardHouse consultants Dr Bisharat El Khoury and Dr Vincent Crosby.

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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