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Stroud General Hospital’s Cashes Green Ward is set to receive a major facelift, thanks to an ambitious refurbishment project due to commence later this week [Friday 27 July].

Detailed plans for the six-figure renovation programme have been developed, led by colleagues from Stroud General and Cirencester hospitals, with the generous support of The Stroud Hospital League of Friends.

The renovation works will see the ward undergo a major transformation and upgrade, including the introduction of additional en-suite bedrooms and bays, a day room and state-of-the-art facilities.

Candace Plouffe, Chief Operating Officer for Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust (GCSNHST), which manages Stroud General Hospital, said: “These works are hugely important and demonstrate the Trust’s continued commitment to investing in Stroud General Hospital and the care of its patients.

“This is one of our older buildings, but this refit will allow us to offer the latest facilities in Cashes Green Ward, enabling us to provide the best possible care and treatment to patients.

“The Trust is very grateful to The Stroud League of Friends, which has been hugely supportive in our investment in the hospital, and instrumental in bringing this major renovation project to fruition.”

The ward will be closed for around three months while work takes place, with a temporary ward being set up at Cirencester Hospital and patients and staff being transferred.

Kevin Adams, Head of Facilities and Estates for GCSNHST, said: “In an effort to minimise the impact on patient care we have arranged alternative inpatient beds at Cirencester Hospital.

“All patients and staff on Cashes Green Ward will make the move to Cirencester Hospital this Friday [27 July] so these essential renovation works can commence. This is a procedure that was tried and tested in Tewkesbury last year and proved very successful.”

Tewkesbury Community Hospital was closed for three months from last July. In this instance patients were also transferred to Cirencester Hospital to ensure their continued treatment and care.

“It worked very well indeed and ensured continuity of care for all those patients affected,” said Mr Adams.

Patients affected by the temporary closure of Cashes Green Ward have been informed about their care arrangements and will continue to access Stroud General Hospital services.

The other wards and departments at Stroud General Hospital will remain open throughout the course of the renovations.

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