A home away from home
Morriston Hospital League of Friends donation transforms relative’s accommodation at Morriston.
£10,000 has been spent on refurbishing the family accommodation situated close to Morriston Hospital. John Hughes, Chairman of the Morriston Hospital League of Friends said;
“The new accommodation will be used in a similar way to the old bungalow. It will be used by relatives of seriously ill patients, enabling them to be near to their family whilst receiving treatment. The idea for an accommodation unit for the relatives of seriously ill patients was conceived when the Friends saw visitors sleeping in the alcoves on bedding supplied by the hospital.”
The four bedroom home can sleep seven people in total and is fully equipped for everyday family life.
“It’s like changing rooms” added Linda Davies – Site Service Manager for ABM. “No expense has been spared; the house looks great and very homely. Families of critical ill patients who live out of the area will be able to stay overnight and be close to their loved ones. On Behalf of ABM I would like to say a big thank you to the Morriston League of Friends for all their hard work. I know that this home will be well used and the families that stay here will be very grateful.”
The League purchased all the beds, bedding, wardrobes and chairs in each bedroom. The kitchen has been fitted with a fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, cooker, all kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. The lounge area has been equipped with a corner style settee and chairs, television set and dining table and chairs.
Since the commencement of the League during the 1940s, a total of £1,750,000 has been raised and used to purchase equipment for various departments within Morriston Hospital.