New lockers for Peace Hospice patients

Peace Hospice Care has been awarded £2,000 from Watford Borough Councils small grants fun to purchase bedside lockers for their Inpatient Unit in Watford.

Published: Wednesday, 20th January 2016

They replaced the original lockers, bought 15 years ago, which were old and no longer fit for purpose. Patients have been delighted with the new lockers which safely store their personal items, help to keep them as independent as possible and keep the rooms tidy and welcoming.

Around 250 patients stay in the unit every year, spending their final days being cared for by a specialist team.

Liz Kennedy, Matron of Peace Hospice Care’s Inpatient Unit said: “We are so grateful to Watford Borough Council for their contribution towards the purchase of our new bedside lockers in the Inpatient Unit. The new lockers have a larger storage space and easier access with patients being able to use the side openings from bed or chair. The lockers are able to be locked if desired and also support infection control. In addition to all this they look great!  Thank you.”

Not for profit groups in Watford have the opportunity to apply to the council for a grant of up to £2,000 to help fund a project, equipment or community initiative. The grant is available for local groups who work with the community for the benefit of residents. 

Applications can be made up to Friday 5 February 2016 – so there are only 3 weeks left to take up this opportunity. Applications for the following financial year will open on 1 April.

Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill said: “This is a great resource for local groups looking to make a real difference to the community. Please do get in touch with our friendly funding team to find out more.”

More information about the Small Grants Fund.

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