A new drain room unit will save valuable time and money and reduce the strain on other departments. Patients will only have to spend six to seven hours in hospital, allowing those who may be at the end of their lives, to spend more time with loved ones. The staff at Ward 17 helped to save my life. The symptoms of liver disease are awful, and we want to help lessen the burden on patients and staff as much as we can. The new unit will allow patients to be pre-booked, they will know exactly what day to come in. They’ll arrive at 8am and be out the same day by 4 or 5pm. It will help 100’s and 100’s of people.
Not too long ago, I was taken to HRI, bright yellow and suffering from liver failure. Had it not been for the staff at Ward 17, I would have most certainly died. Heavy drinking was the cause of my condition but there are others. I’ve rallied support from other lifesaving projects within the local recovery communities at The Basement Recovery Project, Kirklees in Recovery and Calderdale in Recovery to help with fundraising.
We all know there are not enough beds in our hospitals, and this is a sure way to help free valuable resources so other patients may benefit.
The goal is for the Ward to extend the service to oncology patients who require drains due to metastatic disease.
[read Fiona’s story here]