Delight as fundraisers open room at hospital

Opening of new room for cancer patients
Opening of new room for cancer patients

Members of an Eastbourne charity visited the DGH last week for the official opening of a room which they raised the money for.

The PCaSO Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Group raised funds towards the room and other equipment on Seaford 4, the hospital’s urology ward.

The room, which has been brightly decorated and has a homely feel, can be used as a quiet room for clinicians to talk to patients in, or by patients and their families.

Alison Gidlow, senior uro-oncology nurse specialist at the Trust, said, “The room is already being used and it’s great to have a nice bright room which can be used by staff, patients and their families on the ward.

“I’d like to give a big thank you to the charity for their ongoing support and fantastic fundraising efforts, we really do appreciate it.”

Graham Hatfield, co-founder of the Eastbourne Support Group, said, “We’re delighted with the room and are glad that it’s already being put to good use.

“Lots of people have been very supportive of us with our fundraising and I’d particularly like to thank Christina Cutting and Debbie Hatfield for their work in choosing the furnishings and colours and also John Reeves who donated some of his own paintings for the room.”