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Parents of poorly children benefit from refurbishment at NDDH

The parents’ room at North Devon District Hospital was recently refurbished thanks to the phenomenal fundraising efforts of Care for Kids North Devon.

The parents‘ room by Caroline Thorpe Ward and the Special Care Baby Unit is a space where parents can go and take a break whilst their child is staying in hospital. On 23rd August, the refurbished room at North Devon District Hospital was officially opened by the Charity’s Patron Martin Dorey, along with Charity supporters Brewer Harding & Rowe, Eaton, Barnstaple Rotary Club and Ilfracombe Lions Club.

Care for Kids North Devon’s aim was to achieve a relaxing, warm and welcoming environment so that parents could have a pleasant space to use, whilst remaining close to their child.

Fran Greenaway, play specialist on Caroline Thorpe ward, said: “We would like to thank Care for Kids North Devon for their generous refurbishment of the parents’ room. The design was very thoughtful and the transformation is fantastic.

“We hope parents find the room is a welcoming space to take a moment for themselves whilst being close to their child, whether they want to make a drink, watch a bit of telly, heat something up in the microwave or just sit.”

The charity worked with Watts Design to create and transform the space with a beach theme to illustrate one of North Devon’s beautiful environments. The parents’ room now includes a custom-made sofa, a breakfast bar and stools, a new TV and 3D digital wallpaper of photos from Saunton Sands.

The Charity raised almost £15,000 for the refurbishment, which included donations from the Morrison Foundation, Barnstaple Rotary Club, Ilfracombe Lions Club and North Devon Councillors.