What We Did
Trinity Hospice has undergone a refurbishment of its adult In-Patient Unit and Brian House Children’s Hospice to increase comfort, privacy and dignity for all the patients, relatives and the bereaved. The Hospice, which is approaching its 30th anniversary, were keen to carry out the developments and improvements so they can continue to offer excellent care and services for the next 30 years and beyond.
Gilling Dod Interiors worked closely with the Charity to transform the Hospice by undertaking a major internal refurbishment including a bright family area in the in-patient unit, and a brand new kitchen at Brian House Children’s Hospice with the end results providing an uplifting and positive environment in which the Charity can deliver excellent patient care.
All finishes have been carefully selected to create a warm, reassuring and homely environment. Wall papers and carpets feature throughout, as do non-clinical looking upholsteries and curtain fabrics. However, all meet the stringent infection control policies is terms of cleanability, with the carpets and upholsteries being bleachable / chlor-cleanable and the wall coverings washable and scrubbable. These innovations and advances in materials set a precedent for future schemes, and their durability and ease of maintenance will ensure that the finishes achieve a long life span.
In Brian House Children’s Hospice the original kitchen was replanned and replaced with bespoke candy coloured units. A digitally printed splashback and bespoke vinyl flooring of marshmallows adds a real sense of fun to the space, as does the mini play kitchen. The lounge now has an underwater sealife wall, and the newly themed bedrooms are a real success.
Comments from patients, families, and staff have been fantastic these included:
- ‘The focus, as always at Trinity, has been on meeting the needs of the people they serve – well done to all concerned.’
- ‘You have to see it to believe it – out of this world!’
- ‘So inspiring. Not at all what many people would expect.’
- ‘More like a spa hotel than a hospice – what wonderful facilities.’
- Worth every penny and all the hours it has taken.’
- ‘Such a marvellous job. I don’t recognise it from when my mum was a patient here 22 years ago. Absolutely fantastic.’
- ‘Excellent. One word is all you need.’
- ‘I love everything about it. Well done everyone.’
- ‘Lovely – I can’t describe it, you have to see it.’
- ‘Absolutely gorgeous, well thought out for children and families, nothing’s been overlooked. You also think of the siblings of the poorly children. You can see where the donations are spent.’