Women’s clinic gets stunning upgrade
30 August 2018
Thanks to generous donations a series of stunning refurbishments have taken place in the women’s clinic at the Trust, with the opening of a brand new tranquility room and enhancements to our gynaecology ambulatory suite.
These improvements have enabled Southend to develop a 'one stop'
service where women can receive diagnosis and treatment on the same
day. The tranquillity room provides women with a private space in a
relaxing environment, and allows them to discuss treatment, reflect
and take time to recover.
Funding came from Rob Turrell and his mother's sister, Liz
Malone, after Rob's mother sadly passed away at the hospital. Rob
said: "Mum would have loved this room, it's beautiful and creates a
nice relaxed atmosphere for patients.
"Everyone looked after her so well here, so it's just nice to be
able to give something back."
Funding also came from Cervical, Ovarian, Perineal, Endometrial
Support (COPES), the Essex gynaelogical cancer support network
who also funded the tranquillity room and contributed to the
enhancements to the gynaecology Ambulatory Suite which includes the
hysteroscopy room and recovery room.
Wendy Davies, Chair of COPES, said: "We've been raising money
for several years to fund the refurbishment of a room where
patients can go to hear their diagnosis, the results of their
treatments and their prognosis. In the past this was done in a
mainly surgical or clinical setting.
"When we asked our members what sort of setting they would have
appreciated when hearing the news that they had a gynaecological
cancer, what the next stages were, and what their treatment
options were, they said they wanted somewhere calm, where they
could get info, talk to their friends or relatives and have time in
an unhurried setting to take in the news."