Skegness

£190k donations for Skegness hospital improvements

Work will start to improve three existing palliative rooms and a communal area at Skegness Hospital next month.

The improvement works, which will start at the beginning of October, will create three private suites, each with their own bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom where patients can spend time with their loved ones.

Each suite is designed to create a homely environment including specialist lighting and visual panels.

The existing communal area at Skegness Hospital. Photo: Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Palliative care will still be carried out elsewhere in the hospital during the works.

The work is being made possible thanks to a £140,000 donation from the Skegness Hospital League of Friends, and an additional £50,000 from public donations to Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust’s Charitable Funds.

The existing communal area with the three doors being the existing bedrooms. Photo: Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Scarborough Ward manager Nicola Parker said: “This is a very exciting project for Skegness. We are incredibly proud of the care that we provide here and know the whole palliative care experience we can offer can be taken to the next level by improving the environment.

“We want to create a supportive and dignified place for both patients and their families through a very difficult and precious time in their lives.

“There is no second chance to get palliative care right, which makes this project even more important.”

She added: “We are very grateful for the continued generous support of the hospital’s League of Friends volunteers and the Skegness community, without whom this project would not be possible.

“However, this is just the beginning of our vision for Skegness and we are still raising funds to create the outdoor spaces around the rooms for families and patients to be able to sit outside and enjoy.

“We look forward to our next fundraising events, including a Christmas fair at the hospital on December 1.”