AFM have commenced works on redecorating and refurbishing the children’s play area and also creating a new Parent/Family Room within the Frossard Ward at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
The plans will see the current play area given a new fresher, brighter image and the adjoining room (which is currently used as an overspill office by the nursing staff) a new lease of life.
With the removal of the cupboards, the installation of a new ceiling in the play area and a new suspended ceiling in the proposed Parent’s Room, this will create a much better workable space for both children and adults alike.
Andy Eggo, building fabrics manager at AFM said “the works will entail repainting of the kids play area and an adjoining room which is to become a dedicated parent/family room. When visiting sick children in hospital it is crucial for parents and their children to have somewhere to spend quality time together away from the actual ward. The plan is to decorate both the play area and convert what was once used by the nursing staff as an overspill office, into a parent room with a much improved colour scheme and create a much nicer environment for anyone utilising this area moving forwards. We hope that the finished product will be seen as a vast improvement on what was in place and that children and parents alike will make use of these facilities when visiting the hospital”
Cathy Gallienne, director of Cooper Brouard and founder of the charity Friends of Frossard Children’s Ward said “this is a really exciting time and we are delighted that the charity can help create this transformation. Having personally spent time in the ward with my second child, a parent room would really have helped us by giving us some time out, yet still being close to our poorly girl. I know this will make a huge difference to the parents of Frossard Ward and the parents of Premature baby unit, with the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation also helping out by providing soft furnishings for the new parent room”.