Waiting room gets makeover - thanks to student Ben

Makeover follows suggestions made by patients

Waiting room gets makeover - thanks to student Ben
03 June 2015

Student nurse Ben Fraser has given a waiting room at CPFT’s Windsor offices in Fulbourn a much-needed makeover.

The facelift was Ben’s parting contribution to the Cambridge Forensic Psychiatry Service following a three-month placement.

Ben said: “The waiting room was bit dark and gloomy and not really how the team wanted patients to experience before their consultations.

“We asked the patients what they wanted, and we’ve given it a little makeover. We made it a bit lighter and put a lot more leaflets, books, magazines in the room. We also added some artwork, a suggestion box and medicine information.

“In all, we’ve just put in place a few touches which we hope will mean it’s a lot more enjoyable for patients when they come to see the team.”

Ben was previously a chartered accountant before deciding to switch careers. He will graduate form Anglia Ruskin University in the summer, before joining CPFT’s Denbigh Ward as a nurse.

Graeme Reed, community psychiatric nurse with the forensic team, who was also Ben’s mentor, said: “I think it’s great what Ben has done. I’m really pleased how the waiting room now looks.”

The Community Forensic Psychiatry Service assess and provide specialist treatment to people over the age of 17 years old living in the community with a mental disorder. Teams are based at the Gloucester Centre, Peterborough, as well as Cambridge.


ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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