What We Did
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust specialist inpatient ward for cancer care is Ribblesdale Wards which is located within Royal Preston Hospital. The Ribblesdale Ward is on the second floor of the main ward block and provides inpatient care for both female & male patients having radiotherapy & chemotherapy, patients are also admitted for investigations, symptom management, supportive care and palliative care.
The existing ward had a mixture of single rooms and multi-bed bays, all of which did not benefit from en-suite facilities. The refurbishment scheme sought to provide a higher ratio of single beds and better access to en-suite sanitary accommodation, improving privacy & dignity. Ancillary and relative accommodation was also improved, enhancing the already high level of care by creating an environment for not only the users but their friends and family.
The finished interior design scheme provides a neutral background palette of grey and light woods create a calming environment, whilst bursts of feature colour to each bay/bedroom brightens the space. Each feature colour is also reflected within a light box at the entrance to each room which further assists wayfinding across the ward.