Homely Comforts – the inpatient dayrooms in the Cancer Centre get a refurb

Friends of the Cancer Centre has recently funded the refurbishment of the four inpatient dayrooms in the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre.

Each of the four inpatient wards has a dayroom which is designed to offer a comfortable environment for patients, their carers and families, outside of the clinical areas on the ward. These rooms provide the opportunity for patients to take some time for themselves to relax, watch TV, or spend time with visiting family members. The rooms are also open for family members when they are visiting a loved one, to take some time alone, away from the ward areas, if needed.

The refurbishment of the dayrooms has allowed us to provide a more peaceful, calming environment for patients, with homely furnishings and enhanced facilities. The refurbishment included redecorating all the rooms with new relaxing colour palettes and digital wall prints, as well as re-covering any worn furniture. New lighting and IT points have also been included, for convenience of patients and their families when spending time in the dayrooms.

So far this year, the charity has committed to funding just over £247,000 in the area of Patient Comfort. This includes everything from a simple cup of tea, to supporting the complementary therapy service and our patient grants, which can provide a helping hand for people across Northern Ireland when they need it most.

The charity relies entirely on the support of our fundraisers, it is your support in action that allows Friends of the Cancer Centre to ensure that a difficult time for local people affected by cancer can be made that little bit easier and more comfortable.

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