The money has been used to provide more comfortable furniture, new carpets and curtains, and a recliner chair for relatives that need to rest.
Philippa Swayne, Consultant Anaesthetist in Intensive Care said: “Relatives of patients who are in intensive care are often under considerable stress and will need to spend long periods at the bedside. It’s essential that they have a quiet and relaxing area away from the clinical setting of the Intensive Therapy Unit where they can relax and gather their thoughts. It’s also important that we have an informal area where we can talk sensitively to them about the care of their loved ones. “
Dr Swayne added: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the League of Friends for their support , and the generous donation which has enabled us to refurbish the relatives rooms.” Ends
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Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170