Patients to benefit from ward’s new outdoor space

  • 25th March 2024

Patients being treated on Withybush Hospital’s Ward 10 can now benefit from a new outdoor space, designed to enhance their health and wellbeing.

The new terrace area has been made possible thanks to Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal and Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Pembrokeshire Cancer Services Fund.

It has been created and designed with wellbeing in mind, offering a welcoming space for patients to get some fresh air and experience the outdoor environment.

Ward staff will also benefit from being able to take breaks outside.

The new terrace features a modern outdoor seating area and a selection of installed photographic images by Drew Buckley, an award-winning professional landscape and wildlife photographer based in Pembrokeshire.

The terrace features a modern outdoor seating area and a selection of photographic images by Drew Buckley

The nature-themed images have been selected by the Ward 10 team to create a calm and tranquil space to enhance the patient experience.

The outdoor terrace project completes the improvements and refurbishment of Ward 10, which reopened in April 2020 to provide modern facilities and an enhanced environment for patients.

The health board has also addressed the immediate health, safety, and risk issues posed by numerous defective Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) planks and it is expected to re-open Ward 10 for patients in early April 2024.

The overall ward development scheme, mainly funded by Welsh Government, also benefited from more than £500,000 of charitable donations from the health board’s Pembrokeshire Cancer Services Fund, Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal, together with significant donations also received from the late Luke Harding and his family.

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