12 September 2023
Coming into hospital can be a difficult experience, but thanks to the generosity of our amazing supporters, ACT have taken many small steps to make clinics across Addenbrooke’s more appealing and comfortable for patients, with colourful art and soft lighting.
Children’s Phlebotomy Room
ACT have recently funded a newly decorated paediatric phlebotomy room ensuring children coming into hospital for blood tests can now experience a calmer, more welcoming environment. The room is fully equipped with bright sensory equipment and decorated with colourful jungle scenes.
The room makes a massive difference as staff no longer have to search for a free room, so waiting times have been massively reduced from one and a quarter hours to just 10-15 minutes.
The Cancer Assessment Unit
The Cancer Assessment Unit is an emergency department for patients receiving chemotherapy. Patients who become unwell can contact an emergency line and attend this unit rather than the emergency department.
The area lacks natural light, so ACT are funding new sky-effect ceiling panels to brighten up the space and significantly improve patients’ environment while waiting for treatment or results.
(Photo is illustrative only and taken from the manufacturer’s website)
Allergy Clinic 2A
Thanks to ACT supporters and with help from CUH Arts, young patients attending the Allergy Clinic at Addenbrooke’s now have a colourful mural to look at while they wait.
The vibrant countryside themed artwork was created by artist, Beverley Coraldean and helps to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for patients and families.
Breast Unit Clinic
The consultation and examination rooms of the Breast Unit clinic were very bland and not instantly relaxing for patients. Thanks to your kind donations, ACT have funded new attractive artwork creating a much more welcoming environment.
The Main Recovery ward at Addenbrooke’s desperately needed some tlc. The ward has no windows or natural light, making it a very drab space for the 10,000 patients a year recovering from their operations.
Your support has enabled us to fund a special lightbox which has been installed in the centre of the room. The outdoor scene helps to distract patients, giving them something calming and pleasant to look at while they recover.
Thank you to all our supporters for helping us make our hospitals even better! Click here to find out more about what your donations can do for us.Return to news