Major unit refurbishment at King’s Lynn hospital

West Raynham ward, QEH ANL-160823-155327001
West Raynham ward, QEH ANL-160823-155327001

The stroke unit at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, will be undergoing a major refurbishment project later this month.

Staff and patients on West Raynham Ward will be moving to Necton on Friday, August 26, for the estimated 10-week renovation scheme.

Plans for the 29-bed ward include the creation of a reception along with two meeting rooms to provide greater privacy for staff and families.

The ward’s makeover will include new decoration, flooring and lighting and the toilets will also be refurbished.

Friends of the Stroke Unit have continued to support the hospital with their fundraising efforts.

Hospital Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein said the ward uplift will not only help patients but staff as well.

She said: “There is a great family atmosphere on West Raynham Ward as patients can stay with us for some time during their rehabilitation.

“That is why it is important that the environment is right. We are hoping this uplift will help patients along with making it a bright place for staff to work in.

“This is the latest in a series of building projects, which are helping us on our journey to become an outstanding Trust in all areas of patient care.”

Recent improvements to the QEH include a £3.2 million theatre renovation, £1 million refurbishment of the X-ray department and the creation of the breast unit.