Oncology Unit opening
Patients, relatives, staff and visitors are set to benefit from significant investment totalling over £700,000 in transforming facilities at Good Hope Hospital.
Good Hope is already benefiting from the opening of a new chemotherapy day unit this month following a £100,000 investment from Good Hope Charity with the support of Friends of Good Hope Hospital.
Located in the Hospital’s Sheldon Unit, the new unit has an increased number of chemotherapy chairs from 14 to 24 and provides a light and spacious room for patients to receive their treatment.
Work is now underway on a programme of refurbishment across the site with the Charity providing a further £600,000 grant to upgrade the Partnership Learning Centre (PLC) and the Education Centre.
The PLC will become the focal point for staff clinical skills training as a result of the refurbishment, with a new tiered seated lecture theatre, upgraded audio visual equipment to and new video conferencing facilities.
All clinical skills facilities will be consolidated in the PLC, with the Education Centre to be re-purposed to classroom and meeting room facilities, enabling efficient use of equipment and resources.
Renovation work on the PLC and education centre is expected to be completed by the end of August.
Laura Power, fundraising manager at Good Hope Hospital Charity, said: “The Charity is delighted to have been able to fund these renovations, alongside Friends of Good Hope Hospital. It is thanks to the generosity of Charity supporters that we can fund these exciting developments and continue to invest in services at Good Hope Hospital to provide the very best health care possible.”