Published Wed, 2011-02-09 11:56; updated 38 weeks ago.
Work has begun to provide patients in Worcestershire with a modern, refurbished hospital.
Tenbury Community Hospital, which is run by Worcestershire Primary Care Trust, will be partially refurbished and upgraded at a cost of around £1.4 million.
The work, which is being funded by NHS Worcestershire together with a massive £500,000 donation from the Tenbury Community Hospital League of Friends, will see the ward areas extended to provide extra beds for patients as well as an air cooling and ventilation system, additional bathrooms and en-suite facilities.
New nurse bases will also be installed within the hospital's ward areas which will allow nurses to be more visible to patients.
Hospital Matron, Ginny Snape, said: “All patients and staff are excited about the improvements the refurbishment work will bring.
“We are delighted with the progress so far and we are looking forward to when patients will be able to benefit from the improved facilities.”
The refurbishment, which is set to be completed this autumn, will result in the modernisation of Tenbury Community Hospital, which was built in the 1920’s.