Stroud Hospital’s Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) and Jubilee Ward were officially reopened today, following a £2.5million refurbishment, with more than £500,000 donated by Stroud Hospitals League of Friends.
Located in the oldest parts of the Victorian hospital, the work created larger consulting and treatment rooms in the MIIU and a children’s waiting and treatment area, along with a new reception area.
The remodelled 16-bed Jubilee Ward now has improved bed separation, a ward office and two larger single rooms with ensuite facilities, as well as improved shower and toilet facilities.
“We’ve been able to donate more than half a million pounds for this project, and over the last five years the League of Friends has contributed £1.9m in funding. It’s not us doing this – we support on behalf of the donors who give generously to the League of Friends. We couldn’t do it without the appreciation of the people of Stroud for the hospital,” said Roma Walker, Chair of Stroud Hospital League of Friends.
Ingrid Barker, Chair of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, told guests: “We’re doing this as a joint venture because the refurbishment has been very much a joint project.
“The generosity of the League of Friends has been greatly appreciated by our Trust. The opening of the NHS Constitution says, ‘The NHS belongs to the people’ and nowhere is that more evident than in Stroud, where the people show their support through the League of Friends.”
A ribbon cutting by Liz Lovett, Matron at Stroud Hospital, marked the completion of the work and guests were then given a tour of the hospital.
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