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Ward refurbishments to benefit both patients and staff at Walsall

2021-09-21T11:27:04+01:00Tuesday 21 September 2021|
  • Goughs team
  • toilet door

Ward refurbishments are taking place at Walsall Manor Hospital to improve patient and staff experience.

Wards 9, 10, 11 and 12 are all part of the programme with Wards 9 and 10 already being completed.

These refurbishments are being carried out by the company Goughs under the direction of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

The wards will see new:

  • flooring
  • lighting
  • integrated plumbing system panels
  • decoration
  • nurse base
  • storeroom
  • communications room
  • disposable curtains
  • blinds

Walsall healthcare NHS Trust’s Divisional Director of Estates and Facilities, Jane Longden has been overseeing these improvement works which have been project managed by Tony Hartley from RWT.

She said: “For our staff these refurbishments will mean a greatly improved working environment which will help staff satisfaction and make their working day easier and more productive with additions like new storage and a base.

“Patients are our number one priority and these refurbishments will mean a greatly improved environment for them from improved infection, prevention and control to improved privacy and dignity.

“Little details such as the yellow toilet doors to help our patients living with dementia easily recognise the facility will give them the best possible experience when staying with us.”

Jane also had nothing but praise about the team doing the work. She said:

“The Goughs team have been absolutely great! They are willing to listen to everything and have worked well with all service users, their health and safety practice has been excellent too. I can’t fault the team one bit, thank you to them for all their hard work.”

Interim Chief Executive Professor David Loughton CBE added: “This is one of the many investments we are making within the trust to give our staff and patients the best possible environment to work and have treatment in. Well done and thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.”

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