Alford clinic gets a £1,000 make-over

Representatives from the community nursing team and Friends of Alford Hospital at the War Memorial Hall.
Representatives from the community nursing team and Friends of Alford Hospital at the War Memorial Hall.

The lower limb and wound clinic at Alford War Memorial Hall has had a £1,000 make-over.

The town’s community nurses have worked with volunteers from the Friends of Alford Hospital to help bring the clinic rooms at the facility up-to-date.

The group invested £1,000 for the refurbishment, which has seen brickwork covered, sinks moved and the water system connected to the hall’s main supply rather than a water heater.

There is also now WiFi access, meaning nurses can instantly update patient records during clinic sessions.

Kerry Bareham, clinical team lead for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: “Our whole ethos is about providing excellent care at home or as close to home as possible – and using facilities in our communities is vital to that.

“We have been very pleased to be able to work with the Friends and one of our trust infection prevention and control clinical nurse specialists with our ideas for improvements, to ensure the War Memorial Hall can continue to be used long-term for our patients and staff.”

Valerie Bradnam, treasurer for the Friends of Alford Hospital at the War Memorial Hall, added: “It is now an even better facility for the community to use. It looks lovely.”

For more information, call Valerie on 01507 466353.