Talbot Village Trust has granted £20,000 to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity to part fund the refurbishment of Ward 11 which forms part of the hospital’s Haematology and Oncology Unit.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s Ward 11 has undergone the refurbishment to create a real ‘home away from home’ with areas for patients to socialise as well as provide an improved environment for patients who are receiving treatment for lifelong and terminal conditions.

The ward is part of the hospital’s Jigsaw Building for which Talbot Village Trust donated a previous £20,000 to help fund its construction in 2013. The building has been open since 2015 and consists of a Women’s Health Unit and state-of-the-art facilities for the treatment of cancer and blood disorders. There is also a dedicated space for a Chemotherapy Day Unit and supportive treatments for patients with haematological and oncological conditions.

Marie Miller, cancer care matron at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to Talbot Village Trust for giving us the funding to help transform our five bathrooms into wet rooms and a toilet. This refurbishment has not only improved the environment for our patients, but it has also enhanced their recovery process by meeting their needs to remain as independent as possible.”

Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee of Talbot Village Trust, added: “We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to continue to support the Bournemouth Hospital Charity with our funding. It is fantastic to see the significant difference it has made over the last four years. Making a difference really matters to us and it is clear to see the positive impact our grant has had on patients and the staff at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet in spring next year. Please go to www.talbotvillagetrust.org for more information.

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