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Families and loved ones of patients who are in their last days of life have access to an en-suite room within Cirencester Hospital.

The room provides facilities such as a bed, shower, TV, drinks and a quiet space off the ward so that a family or loved one can take a rest or have some time to their own thoughts.

Although the room was comfortable, the view was of concrete blocks and pillars and was clearly not peaceful or pleasant.

Matron Linda Edwards said: “With the help of charitable funds and the League of Friends, funding was available for a mural to be commissioned.

“Staff from the wards at Cirencester hospital who appeared to have a creative eye were asked to meet the artist – Brandon – and a request was made for a calm and distracting mural for the walls of the family room.

“The mural has very recently been completed and one family have used the room since, stating it was ‘amazing and beautiful’. The ward staff at Cirencester hospital are delighted with the finished mural and feel this will support the families and loved ones of patients at the end of life and at a time when small touches make a big difference.”