Myton Hospice in Warwick gets £30k cash boost to help improve vital infection controls

The grant will be used to fund work in the hospices' inpatient unit

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 9:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:00 am

Infection Control at Warwick's Myton Hospice site has been handed a massive boost thanks to a £30,000 grant.

The grant, which has come from the Wolfson Foundation, will fund the removal and replacement of the 14-year-old floor in the Warwick Inpatient Unit (IPU).

The team at the hospice say this work will 'greatly improve infection control and minimise the risk, particularly of the Covid-19 virus, to Myton’s patients and families, staff, volunteers and any other visitors'.

The Myton Hospice in Warwick. Photo supplied

The Wolfson Foundation’s support will also enable an urgent repair to the roof above the IPU to ensure the new flooring is not damaged by any possible leaks.

Ruth Freeman, The Myton Hospices CEO, said: “We are ever grateful to the Wolfson Foundation for this amazing grant to enable us to carry out such vital work at our Warwick IPU and protect everyone associated with Myton from infection at this crucial time.

“The Covid-19 Pandemic has further underlined the importance of hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) in essential healthcare setting such as hospices.

“Thanks to the Wolfson Foundation grant, we can move forward, safe in the knowledge, we are doing everything we can to protect our patients and their families, our staff, our volunteers and our visitors.

"A huge thank you to the Foundation on behalf of everyone at The Myton Hospices.”

Paul Ramsbottom, chief executive of the Wolfson Foundation said: “The pandemic has been hugely challenging for hospices - and we admire the way in which Myton has continued to deliver outstanding care and to raise funds despite those challenges.

"We are delighted to be supporting Myton with this award.”