A new purpose built room to provide physiotherapy to patients is being opened (15 October 2010) at Uckfield Hospital, all thanks to a generous donation from a local benefactor via the League of Friends.
The new facility will allow people to be given advice and treatment on problems with continence in comfortable and private surroundings.
Previously people were being treated in a multi purpose room which also housed a computer, equipment and a kitchen.
Bernard Trew, Chairman of the League of Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital, explains:
"This new development has been made possible by a legacy left to the League of Friends by the late John Frank Venner.
Mr Venner farmed at Halland on the Bentley Estate with his parents, and latterly on his own.
His gift will enable staff to maintain the high standard of services provided at the hospital."
Christine Jones is Physiotherapy Clinical Team Leader. She says:
"Thanks to the generosity of Mr Venner and the League of Friends we now have a room that is a pleasure to work in.
The room exceeds all the standards for infection control and the privacy and dignity of patients.
The League of friends have also provided funding to convert two small rooms into a work station for physiotherapists which has allowed desks to be removed from the middle of the department where they were before.
This has greatly improved access as our patients no longer have to negotiate their way round chairs and tables and it has opened up an area where exercises can take place."