Friarage family room given a makeover

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A room used to support patients at the end of life, and their families, at the Friarage has been given a makeover thanks to the generosity of a local charity.

 Romanby Ward’s Kelsey Thompson and Becky Stones and in the refurbished room


Romanby Ward’s Kelsey Thompson and Becky Stones and in the refurbished room

The family room in the hospital’s Romanby Ward is often used by families as a quiet place to relax and spend vital time together away from the ‘ward’ environment.

Thanks to The Cowtonbury Fundraising Team the room has been transformed from an outdated space in to a homely, welcoming and modern room.

Since 2014 the team, set up by Beth Robinson the landlady of The Beeswing Inn at East Cowton, has raised over £120,000 to improve health and palliative care services and spaces across Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Clinical matron Vicki Davison said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Beth and her team of fundraisers.

“This room’s new homely décor has instantly created a welcoming environment for our patients and will undoubtedly improve the wellbeing of both our patients and their families.

“The fundraising team has demonstrated the vision, tenacity and organisational skills to bring this project to fruition and we will be eternally grateful.”

Beth said: “We are so happy with the end result; this new room will allow families to have a small family haven in the heart of the hospital.

“It’s a great comfort to know that the room is already helping families in the local community as we hoped it would.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the years for making projects like this possible.

“We would also like to say a special thank you to the businesses and tradesmen across the Hambleton and Richmond District who consistently step in to help us, either by discounting goods, laying flooring, painting and decorating, and delivering goods when needed.”