As a result of Nightingale, Cambridge Ward moves to Carlisle Ward

This developed into the Carlisle butterfly project. 
Due to the new Nightingale, Ward being set up at Rampton Hospital, Cambridge Ward was relocated to Carlisle Ward.  Carlisle is an area that had been used for decant purposes previously and required maintenance work to make it more suitable to become a permanent base and supportive living space for the patients. 

Along with this remedial work the staff and patients embraced the change together with a community project.  Initially they produced a wonderful rainbow entrance painting to welcome visitors to their new ward.  This developed into the Carlisle Butterfly Project.  The group have produced some butterfly templates to circulate for colouring with the aim of being able to display a butterfly to represent and signify the importance of each life lost through COVID-19.  The pictures represent the start of this wider project.

One thought on “As a result of Nightingale, Cambridge Ward moves to Carlisle Ward

  1. This is a lovely piece of work from a patient and staff team that have experienced a lot of change throughout the COVID period. There were required to move wards to accommodate Nightingale Ward at Rampton Hospital and they embraced the move. It presented a few challenges and many differences to ward logistics but collectively they have adapted and are making a real success of the move. In the patient involvement meeting yesterday for mental health services (held over MSTeams) the patient representatives from Carlisle (was Cambridge) fed back that they really liked the space the ward offers and that the general feel from the patient group is that they now prefer this ward and have settled in really well.
    Congratulations to all the patients for their unity with the move and also to the staff and the ward leadership team for supporting the patients and each other with the transition. Thank you

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