Rosemere Cancer Centre’s new 24 bed Ribblesdale Ward has officially welcomed it's first patients!
The renovated Ward held an official opening ceremony attended by ward staff and others involved in the project, to mark the occasion.
Former patient Mike Richardson was given the honour of cutting the ribbon on Friday, October 22nd to declare the ward, which will take cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria, up and running following its extensive remodelling.
Previously, the ward was just a typical hospital ward but thanks to £1.05 million raised by supporters of Rosemere Cancer Foundation through its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal, it has been transformed into a uniquely healing environment with a nature inspired interior to promote a healthy recovery and positive well-being for patients, their loved ones and staff.
Dan Hill, chief officer of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “We are incredibly proud of our supporters for helping us make the Ribblesdale Ward unrecognisable from how it was just a few short months ago. The upgrade is quite stunning.”
Hundreds of patients are treated on Ribblesdale Ward every year. They are looked after by a dedicated team of matron, 24 consultants, 15 nurses, 20 healthcare assistants, a ward clerk, two housekeepers and a domestics crew.
Following the refurbishment, most will now have single or shared en suite bedrooms. There is also a relatives’ room with homely furnishings and a kitchen area plus a room where patients can relax by watching TV, listening to music or by playing video games.
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful donors, fundraisers, and volunteers who worked hard to raise this money, and make this development a reality!