Not only does the room have a view from the window of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, but has a mural depicting local scenery, which extends the scenery outside. Patients that want to, can also enjoy the view from the comfortable furniture while listening to suitable music.
Julia Chute from Burns Unit Group Support (B.U.G.S.) said: "Burn injuries can affect people in a number of different ways, causing a mixture of sadness, worry, guilt and anxiety, so it’s important that we continue to offer a wide range of physical and emotional support. However, it’s also important that patients have a quiet area where they can reflect and come to terms with their injury."
"Patients, staff and volunteers were fully involved in the planning of the new Burns Unit. B.U.G.S. considered that a quiet room, as well as a day room was an important feature that would make a difference to a patient’s recovery, by enhancing their opportunity for space in which to come to terms with this potentially life changing injury. "
"The quiet room is now a reality and we would just like to take this opportunity to thank the very kind supporters for its creation and artist Emma Scott, a friend of a former patient, who has painted such a beautiful mural." Ends
The Media are invited to the official opening of the Quiet Room at 4.30 pm, Monday, October 23. If you would like to attend please contact Patrick Butler (Details below).
Notes to Editors:
B.U.G.S. (Burns Unit Group Support) was set up in the spring 2000 by a former patient, nurses and therapists from the Burns Unit.
The group gives people with burn injuries the chance to share experiences and get advice on how to live with long term burn injuries and offers additional support and advice to patients, families and carers from Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Wight.
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170