Visitors get update on hospital’s makeover
The new wing project at Pohlen Hospital has officially reached the halfway mark and this milestone was celebrated in style on Friday as members of the community were invited to check out the work done so far.
A formal presentation extended patients’ lounge tours.
Pohlen Hospital Trust Board deputy chairman David Gascoigne said the project was tracking extremely well and was on budget. ‘‘We really do have something special here. ‘‘To be one of 15 hospitals out of 600-plus around the country with four-year accreditation says a lot about what sort of facility Pohlen Hospital is,’’ he said.
About 100 people attended the open day and were overwhelmed by what had been achieved so far, especially when viewing the newly refurbished rooms in the maternity unit.
For many, the highlight was the hotel-like presentation and warm and caring service provided by midwives and aides.
‘‘Why go out of town when this is on your doorstep?’’ Mr Gascoigne said.
Pohlen Foundation Trust chairperson Lady Margaret Spring acknowledged the contributions of everyone who supported the trust’s fundraising efforts with a special mention going to the Daltons Daisies.
‘‘The challenge now is to get the funding finish our new wing project,’’ she said.
‘‘Let’s finish the job.’’ took place in the followed by guided