Maternity ward’s £600k revamp

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NEW mums at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital are enjoying the improved surroundings of the materity ward – thanks to a £600,000 upgrade.

The refurbishment of the maternity department includes new disabled toilets and bathrooms on each floor, along with replacement windows and flooring and a general spruce up.

The buildings received criticism last year from hospital regulators. The recent work has taken place to ensure the hospital can provide an environment in which to deliver consistently high standards of care.

Hazel Harrison, head of midwifery (Womens’ Services) at the hospital, said: “The new facilities are a great improvement and it is a much better place both to work and also to come to as an expectant mum or a visitor.

“We have replaced the windows, improved the lighting, provided disabled toilets and redecorated. We had to do a lot of moving around but everything was well organised and went seamlessly and I would like to thank everyone involved for making it go so well.”

The works included improvements to both the maternity and gynaecology wards but, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), which runs the Sibsey Road hospital, said disruption was kept to a minimum for patients during the work.

The project was funded by ULHT’s capital programme to ensure patients receive care in the ‘best possible environment’.