Business hands cash handed to hospital for day room revamp

PUBLISHED: 16:00 29 July 2018

Di Brown, Chair of North Somerset Community Hospital League of Friends, Junior Poon, owner of the Junior Poon Restaurant, and Judith Brown, Chief Executive of the NSCP, are pictured in the day room with patients who are benefiting from the changes. Picture: NSCP

Di Brown, Chair of North Somerset Community Hospital League of Friends, Junior Poon, owner of the Junior Poon Restaurant, and Judith Brown, Chief Executive of the NSCP, are pictured in the day room with patients who are benefiting from the changes. Picture: NSCP

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A newly-refurbished communal hospital room has been unveiled following a big donation from a Clevedon business.

Junior Poon Chinese Restaurant and Wine Bar handed £5,430 to the North Somerset Community Hospital to transform the day room.

The funds were raised through a champagne three-course dinner to celebrate its Hill Road venue, which it has occupied for 25 years.

The money was handed over the hospital’s League Of Friends who worked with the North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP), who runs the hospital, to enhance the patient experience at its inpatient unit.

Peace and tranquillity is the theme of the new room at the Old Street hospital.

Designer Terrey Maufe gave advice and guidance on the appearance before handymen were drafted in to transform the room.

It is part of the Elton Rehabilitation Unit which provides intensive therapy and 24-hour nursing support to enable patients who have ongoing rehabilitation needs to move out of a hospital bed as soon as they are well enough to do so.

NSCP chief executive Judith Brown said: “I would like to thank Junior Poon as well as the League Of Friends and all those who contributed to the fundraising.

“Patients are already benefiting from the changes to the day room which has made the unit an even more relaxing environment for them to recover and go through their rehabilitation.”

Restaurant owner Mr Poon said: “There were a few sleepless nights, lots of hard work and effort put into organising the evening. But well worth it, for a very good cause.

“The amount raised exceeded our expectation. We are overwhelmed with the support we received from everyone.

“We would like to thank all our staff who have worked tirelessly making the evening special, our customers, friends and local businesses who have supported the fund raising event generously.”

Di Brown, chair of the hospital’s League of Friends, said: “We are delighted with the changes to the day room, which will benefit patients who require the care of the rehabilitation unit.”

The inpatient unit reopened in December following a £417,000 revamp which took almost two years to complete.

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