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Hospital waiting room work nearly complete

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 28, 2014

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A NEW-LOOK waiting room at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital is to be officially unveiled next month.

The £200,000 project to refurbish outpatient reception ‘A’, one of the busiest waiting areas in the hospital, is nearing completion 18 months after work started.

The area, which has remained operational while the work was ongoing, had not been updated since it opened in 1993.

Its reception will have a new ceiling featuring a sky scene, and new lighting.

The updated waiting area will also be fitted with new heating and insulation and automatic ventilation.

Charity Macmillan Cancer Support has also been heavily involved in a project and has put nearly £35,000 towards the project, which includes the addition of a Macmillan information area.

Jo Dexter, the charity’s support centre manager at Queen’s, said: “I am really looking forward to the event to showcase the work that’s been done to refurbish the reception area. It was looking a bit tired and in need of a facelift and I am delighted with the changes.

The room will be officially opened by bosses and East Staffordshire mayor Michael Rodgers on April 8.

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