Hospital Sanctuary Room created by Tallaght firm
A TALLAGHT-based engineering and project management company has helped to create a relaxing space for families and friends visiting loved ones at the end of life care in Tallaght Hospital.
Following on a from a 12 month collaborative project, the PM Group provided interior design, project management services and furniture to the creation of The Sanctuary Room in the William Stokes Unit at the local health facility, which was officially opened on May 28.
PM, who offered their services free of charge under their CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] initiative, worked with their partners BAM in delivering the project, which created a space to relax and escape for families and friends visiting loved ones receiving end of life care.
The design of the room follows the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Design and Dignity programme, which is striving to set a standard for other hospitals to follow.
Hilary Daly, Director of Nursing in Tallaght Hospital, said: “Our focus is always on the patient, but we are hugely conscious of the difficult journey patients’ families take with their loved ones during their time here in Tallaght Hospital.
“We are very grateful to the PM Group and their partners for their excellent work in renovating a comfortable space which will have an appreciable impact on these families.”
For those working on the project, this was a unique opportunity to give back to the local Tallaght community.
Shauna Sweeny, PM architect on the project, said: “As a team we wanted to create a relaxing space for families away from the busy clinical hospital areas.
“This was a project we were very passionate about and our focus was on using warm, bright colours with simple, comfortable furniture to create a feeling of tranquillity and sanctuary.”