Stratton Community Hospital re-opened to patients as part of a phased opening on Monday 5 November, following extensive refurbishment and rebuilding works.
Patients will now have access to improved out-patient, x-ray and minor injuries unit (MIU) facilities as well as a new in-patient ward. In addition, a number of community teams will be based there which will improve communications between community and hospital staff – the ultimate goal being to improve the quality of patient care.
The new building offers more spacious accommodation, with purpose-built side rooms to support the privacy and dignity of patients and their families in end of life care.
Great care and attention to detail has been undertaken by the hospital staff and the League of Friends to support patients suffering from dementia and cognitive impairments; including naming the new wards after local beaches and using colour schemes throughout the hospital.
The project was funded by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT and supported with money raised by the League of Friends of Stratton Hospital.
The project is part of an ongoing programme of estate improvements and minor capital works by Community 1st Cornwall to support the NHS in Cornwall and ensure their estate is fit for purpose to meet infection control, privacy and dignity requirements and operating efficiently.