An appeal to create a new cystic fibrosis unit for adults in Sheffield has benefited from a £50,000 donation from Westfield Health.
The Sheffield Cystic Fibrosis Appeal, which is being lead by Sheffield Hospitals Charitable Trust, is aiming to raise £1 million to create the new purpose-built unit at the Northern General Hospital, which is for patients over the age of 18.
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK’s most common life-threatening diseases, and is normally found in children and young people. It affects the internal organs, particularly the lungs and digestive system, clogging them with thick, sticky mucus.
The groundbreaking unit will enable patients who are currently treated in various parts of the hospital to receive all their treatment and care in one place. They will be treated in a light and airy space that will offer a home from home, which is especially important for those requiring lengthy stays.
Westfield’s £50,000 donation will fund one of the 12 state-of-the-art boutique-style bedrooms in the unit, which each have their own theme including a New York loft, night sky, Peak District and Oriental garden.
Health cash plan news: 3 May 2011