Patient and families benefit from multi-functional chair beds

Tuesday 27th Feb 2024

Thanks to the generosity of the local community, new multi-functional chair beds, a complementary therapy couch, riser-recliner chairs and dining room furniture are just some of the items purchased as part of a recent internal refurbishment.

Patient and families will now benefit from the multi-functional chair beds allowing overnight visitors to stay comfortably by their loved one’s bedside, making every moment count.

Other furniture purchased to improve patient welfare includes a new couch for the complementary therapies team and eight new recliner chairs, two of which were funded by donations from BBQ On The Green and The Pavers Foundation.

Other elements of the refurb work included installing integrated hoists, adding further en-suite facilities, updating the relative’s kitchen and staff room, new flooring, lighting, dining table and chairs and general redecoration throughout the hospice. The other significant upgrade was the installation of new automatic opening entrance doors courtesy of a £10,000 donation from JP Morgan.

The new chair beds can be easily manoeuvred and quickly pull out into a chaise longue or full-length single bed to give for visitors a comfortable place to sit or stay overnight.

Kate Bond, Ward Sister at Forest Holme Hospice, said, “It’s so important that relatives have the option to be able to stay close to their loved ones here at Forest Holme. These chair beds allow relatives to stay at the bedside of their loved one throughout the night in comfort and get some rest. This puts both the patient and relative at ease that they are welcome here at any time day or night.”

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