Pictures of the revamped Beccles Hospital ward

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Adele Madin, e

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Adele Madin, executive director of adult services.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Pictures have been taken around the revamped Beccles Hospital following the completion of £1.65m project.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Bu

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The hospital has entered a new era following the completion of the work, and inpatients moved back into the facility this week.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Staff nurse, A

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Staff nurse, Alison Richardson.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Adele Madin, ECCH director of adult services, said the new ward will improve the overall patient experience.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.The new outsid

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.The new outside area for patients.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

She said: “The finished result has exceeded all our expectations.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Bu

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

“It will improve not only the patient experience but working life for our staff.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.One of the the

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.One of the the bathrooms.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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“The ward refurbishment, new side rooms and en-suite facilities will ensure that every patient can enjoy the highest levels of privacy and dignity.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Adele Madin, e

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Adele Madin, executive director of adult services.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

“In the past patients would have to wander across the corridors to access bathroom facilities which is something they no longer have to do.

Beccles Hospital.PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Beccles Hospital.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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“We would like to thank the League of Friends who made us a generous donation.”

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Bu

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) reopened the 20-bed revamped Minsmere Ward on Tuesday.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Staff nurse, A

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Staff nurse, Alison Richardson.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The ward will then become an intermediate care unit on April 1 after East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH), which runs the hospital, has recruited additional staff, including therapists and social workers.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Staff nurse, A

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Staff nurse, Alison Richardson.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

It will provide intense rehabilitation and reablement so that patients can return to an independent life as quickly as possible.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Bu

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Eight single en-suite rooms will be available, along with three four-bed bays with separate toilet and washing facilities. Oxygen will be piped to every bedside, while patients will be able to undergo intensive rehabilitation in a dedicated therapy area.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Bu

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The ward has been designed to be welcoming, logical and comforting, and uses colours, text and images which meet dementia-friendly standards.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Bu

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The external spaces have also been designed with vulnerable patients in mind, and include a ‘dementia garden’ with seating and raised planters.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.The new outsid

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.The new outside area for patients.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Sean Perry, principal construction manager at NHS Property Services, said: “This major renovation of Beccles Hospital will significantly improve the experience of patients and we have been pleased to support the enhancement of the site and look forward to it reopening.

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Sister, Gilly

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Sister, Gilly Wright with Patient, Brian Jarvis.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

“We recognise that the hospital is a vital asset to the local community and we have provided £500k of investment to ensure the building meets all necessary safety and legislative requirements and supports the provision of safe and quality services for many years to come.”

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Bu

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Adele Madin, e

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.Adele Madin, executive director of adult services.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.One of the the

The Minsmere ward at Beccles hospital has been re-opened after a £1.65m refurbishment.One of the the bathrooms.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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