phase of Burnham hospital's £740k refurbishment completed
latest phase of Burnham-On-Sea hospital's £740,000 refurbishment
has been completed over the past week.
new men's ward, The Arnold Pople Ward, is now occupied and the
new Ward Entrance and Nurses' Station (pictured right) is also
a few days the hospital kitchen will be moving to a new location,
which will enable deliveries to be made without having to be carried
through hospital corridors.
new Nurses' Station, as well as providing a bright entrance for
visitors opens out a dark corridor and provides additional hospital
Refurbishment Programme, which has been jointly funded by Somerset
Health and the Hospital Friends group, who have donated £300,000,
has already provided a new Out Patients and Minor Injuries Area
plus Waiting Room and Womens' Ward.
3 and 4 will be completed in the next three months and provide
a new 'Reflections Room', Dayroom, Meetings Room and en-suite
Deahl, Chairman of the Friends of the Hospital, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are delighted with the work completed so far."
has made a tremendous difference to the look of the hospital,
making it a more pleasant environment for both patients and staff."
staff have been magnificent in the positive way in which they
have coped with the inevitable difficulties brought about by such
a major refurbishment."
deserve our thanks and appreciation. Patients privacy, dignity,
security and infection control have been the major aims of the
added: "We, as Friends of the Hospital, have been fully involved
with the Somerset Primary Care Trust from design to completion
and we are proud of what we are achieving between us."