Our approach: Our conversations with the maternity team guided our design, emphasising soft colours and lighting with a homely feel. The suite has a fully fitted kitchen and en-suite bathroom with a double bed and a sofa bed. Mothers, partners, and family are given time and space well away from the noise and bustle of the nearby maternity ward. The ‘bedhead services` associated with hospital beds are discreetly concealed, as is nursing equipment. The attached nursery has a soft curtain separating it from the recovery room rather than a door, as mothers often want to see their child more than once as part of the grieving process.
Thanks to our involvement with Grosvenor Interiors and gifts from our generous supporters, Leicester Hospitals Charity has had a significant impact on patient environment within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Several key areas inside our Hospitals have been given a “facelift” with the use of colour, design and bespoke furniture. We have formed a good working relationship with Grosvenor who have created quality branding and themes we are proud of and more importantly, have made a huge difference to our patients stay and well-being.
Debbie Adlerstein – Leicester Hospitals Charity