Patients using the therapy services entrance at West Suffolk Hospital are now enjoying a brighter welcome and easier access to the building following the completion of a major improvement project.
The entrance has been refurbished as part of a major £250,000 to upgrade the front of the hospital building.
As part of the project, new lighting has been installed, the signage improved and the frontage redecorated to better define the entrances to the main building, emergency department and therapy services.
The Friends of West Suffolk Hospital also generously donated £19,000 towards the cost of installing new automatic doors at the therapy services entrance, in turn improving access for patients coming to the department for treatment.
Jan Bloomfield, executive director of workforce and communications at the hospital, said: “We are very grateful to the Friends for so generously funding the new doors at the therapy services entrance.
“The new-look entrance looks fantastic and the automatic doors are a big improvement for patients coming for treatment.
“We strive to give patients the best possible experience when coming to West Suffolk Hospital and are keen to make sure everyone can receive excellent care in high quality, welcoming surroundings.
“We hope that everyone likes the improvements, which have given the front of the building a fresh new look.”
Grant Greetham, chairman of the Friends of West Suffolk Hospital, said: “First impressions are always important, coupled with the excellent care that is given throughout the Trust.
“We are delighted to be able to support this project.”
As part of the project, unnecessary signs and seating have been removed while some landscaping work is also due to take place.
All of the windows on the first floor of the building are now being replaced, with work due for completion in the spring.