New screens at West Suffolk Hospital boost patient privacy

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Patients at West Suffolk Hospital are benefitting from more privacy and dignity with two specially-decorated screens.

The two screens have beach and countryside scenes on them and were purchased using money from the hospital’s My WiSH charity.

They are currently being used in the critical care unit to enhance the privacy and to create a barrier to remind staff to wash their hands between patients.

Similar screens were previously purchased for the children’s ward to give young patients a separate treatment area for those who were being stabilised before being transferred to another unit.

Irene Serrant, clinical service manager in the critical care unit, said: “We are really pleased with these new screens, which we are using alongside our existing curtains to further improve privacy and dignity for our patients.

“We chose to decorate them with beach and countryside scenes as we felt they reflected the Suffolk area.

“They have been really well received by patients, who enjoy having something attractive to look at while they are recovering.

“We are very grateful to the My WiSH charity for so generously funding these simple but effective pieces of equipment.”