Staff and patients on George Eliot Hospital’s Stroke Unit are benefitting from a freshly painted therapy kitchen, thanks to the help from a local construction company.
Balfour Beatty VINCI staff Leanne Tipple, who is part of the Environmental team and Phoebe Guest, who is part of the Human Resources team, volunteered to break out the brushes as part of the company’s volunteering initiative that sees a range of employees donating their time in the local community.
The programme is part of the company’s presence in the area, as it works on the HS2 project in North Warwickshire.
Ward Manager on the Felix Holt Ward, Sam Steel said: “The therapy kitchen plays an important part in the rehabilitation of patients as they recover from a stroke and practise everyday activities. Our volunteers did a great job in making the kitchen a much better environment for our staff and patients. Our thanks to everyone involved.”
Balfour Beatty VINCI spokesperson Hayden Wright said: “As Balfour Beatty VINCI are working in the area, it is great to get involved with projects at George Eliot Hospital. Leanne and Phoebe are both local to Nuneaton and have had personal experiences with the hospital, so they were very keen to give something back. I am sure the room will be immensely appreciated by staff and patients alike and will really help with patient recovery. We would like to thank staff at the hospital for making the volunteering possible. We look forward to working with the hospital again in the near future!”