February – September – Refurbishment of Geoffrey Willoughby Ward and the Day Case Rooms
After several years of meetings with the RD & E agreement was finally reached in late 2021 to develop Geoffrey Willoughby ward and the day case corridor. The development work on the ward would provide beds for pre and post operative care for day case surgery and the rooms in the corridor for a new General Outpatients. The Trustees agreed to donate £250,000 to fund this work which started in February 2022 and was completed in September.
Together with funding from NHS Property Services for other work in Theatre Recovery and a new air handling unit for the theatre, refurbishment of Doris Heard Ward and its day room and the corridors, a new water supply to the Dewdney Unit has seen over £1.5 million spent on the hospital. All the work will be completed in March.