The next phase of the Western Isles Hospital building improvement programme is set to start tomorrow, Monday June 9th, with the refurbishment of Clisham Ward.
The three-week improvement plan will involve the replacement of carpets with vinyl floor coverings, redecoration of the ward and upgrading lighting and other electrics.
This will ensure that the ward is up to the appropriate standards, creating an improved environment for patients.
While the work is underway, patients currently cared for in Clisham Ward will be temporarily relocated to other dedicated areas of the hospital (including an area in Erisort Ward and a bay in the Day Surgery Unit), which will be temporarily renovated to better suit the needs of the patients on a short-term basis.
The relatives of the patients in Clisham have been communicated with and will be kept up to date as the work progresses.
The improvement work is part of a wider modernisation plan for Western Isles Hospital, which, to date, has included improvement works to Medical Ward 1, Theatre, Radiology, the Day Hospital, the IT Department, and corridors on level 2 of the hospital, from Erisort Ward to Medical Ward 2.
This year, work will include the refurbishment of Clisham Ward, the main stairway, level 3 corridors and potentially the Acute Psychiatric Unit.
Access to Clisham Day Room for the refurbishment period will be through the servery area door. Access arrangements will be clearly signposted.