Improved Clinic Facilities Thanks To Hall Makeover

Patients attending a community clinic in Alford are benefiting from improved facilities.

Those using the twice weekly lower limb and wound clinics at Alford War Memorial Hall will have noticed it has been given a makeover.

The town's community nurses have worked with volunteers from the Friends of Alford Hospital at the War Memorial Hall to help bring the room used for clinics at the facility up to date.



Kerry Bareham, Clinical Team Lead for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), 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 both our patients and staff."

The Friends of Alford Hospital at the War Memorial Hall have invested £1,000 for the refurbishment, which has seen brickwork covered, the sinks moved and the water system connected to the hall's main supply rather than a water heater.

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

The work took about three weeks to complete.

Valerie Bradnam, Treasurer for the Friends of Alford Hospital at the War Memorial Hall, added: "The room used by the nurses was built almost 10 years ago and the time had come to make improvements. We have been able to make sure the hall complies with the most up-to-date hygiene standards and it is now an even better facility for the community to use. It looks lovely."

Anyone who would like more information about the Friends of Alford Hospital at the War Memorial Hall or the hall itself can contact Valerie on 01507 466353.