Members of staff at the RUH’s Acute Stroke Unit are being praised for transforming an old storage room into a discreet and confidential space for relatives of patients.
Working on a limited budget from charitable funds, the four volunteered in their spare time to create the new Butterfly Room, painting the walls with tranquil pastel colours and stencils and providing sensitive lighting and comfortable furniture.
Junior Sister Sara Clarke, who worked on the project, said: “It’s taken us about five months, transforming a dingy storage area into the most amazing room where families can come when they need a place to rest and reflect in privacy.”
Senior Sister Sharon Ferguson added: “I’m incredibly proud of the team and what they’ve achieved. As a Trust we are always looking at ways to improve the care we offer to patients and relatives.
“The Butterfly Room is beautiful and will be a valuable asset to the ward, offering privacy, dignity and compassion to families, friends and carers.”
The team, Sara Clark, Healthcare Assistants Chloe Flower and Lisa Comer, and Staff Nurse Sarah Hunt, were present when the Butterfly Room was officially opened by Rachel Davis, Senior Nurse Specialist Palliative Care.