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League of Friends donate £3,000 to refurbish Pre-operative Assessment Unit 

Patients and visitors who come in for assessment  before their planned operation can now benefit from a fully refurbished waiting room in the Pre-operative Assessment Unit  at Salisbury District Hospital thanks to a £3,000 donation by the League of Friends.


Salisbury District Hospital staff,  representatives from the League of Friends and Frances Rasch at the opening of the new waiting room in the Pre-operative Assessment Unit.

The money has been used to make the waiting room more pleasant and welcoming, with artwork depicting images from Heale House in Middle Woodford,  decoration and comfortable new chairs.


Martine Baker, Senior Sister said: “ Patients who need a planned operation come in before the day of their operation. This gives us the opportunity to give them information about their operation and carry out a clinical examination, tests and any screening procedures which could cause a hold up on the actual day.”


“We are very grateful to the League of Friends for their generosity. Before the refurbishment the room was a bit unwelcoming and the chairs were totally unsuitable.  Now we have an excellent waiting area where people can wait in comfort.”


George Todd, Chairman of the League of Friends said: “ It’s with great pleasure that the League has helped fund the refurbishment of the waiting area and thanks must go to the Artcare team that put so much work into the project and Frances Rasch,  whose garden in Heale House has provided the inspiration  for the images used in the decoration.” Ends


For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170

Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:07 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website