The waiting area for surgical and critical care patients at the Cayman Islands Hospital has been refurbished after plans to redecorate the room were spearheaded by the Beautification Committee.
The committee received help from local businesses and individuals who assisted with lighting, flooring, artwork and all other decor for the waiting room.
Plans to replenish the appearance of the room has been in the works for a year now and the head of the Beatification Committee Heather Bodden said she was inspired to add the waiting room to her to-do list after witnessing the discomfort bared by family members and supporters while waiting in the previous state of the waiting room.
“I saw how cold and sterile it was and the discomfort that people were experiencing sitting here and waiting for their loved ones and just made an effort on stepping forward and saying give us a chance, give us the opportunity,” Ms Bodden said.
Meanwhile C.E.O of the Health Services Authority (H.S.A) Lyzzette Yearwood said the re innovated room is fantastic for both patients and their loved ones and spoke about the importance of comfort to everyone who uses the Hospital.
“For patients their comfort is very important to us and obviously their perception is important as well when they see a nicely decorated waiting room obviously their perception is one but they will feel a little less anxious and it’s a little more inviting,” Mrs. Yearwood said as she spoke about the impact the room will have on patients in the surgical unit and their loved ones.
The Beautification Committee said the total cost of all refurbishments totaled $5,800 dollars.