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Doing Up 'The Den' at Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff

02.03.15

The Den at Rookwood Hospital has received a long overdue make-over thanks to a kind patient and his colleagues at Uplands Retail Ltd. 

Steve Morrison was employed as Health and Safety Manager for Uplands Retail Construction when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease just over 2 years ago.

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Steve regularly visits Rookwood Hospital to discuss his care and for treatment of his condition. The Den is regularly used for his multi agency meetings. During these visits, Steve noticed how worn out and shabby the room looked – grubby walls, stained carpet, sagging furniture and a pool table that had orange bags for pockets were just some of the issues he noticed. There was also no TV in the patient room as someone had stolen it the previous year. 


Steve set about his plan to renovate the room. By utilising the great relationships with his colleagues at Uplands and calling in a few favours from his friends, Steve managed to get a DIYSOS style project underway to redecorate the Den.

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Steve said: "I would like to thank Uplands for completing the refurbishment of The Den at Rookwood. I am certain that the patients, their families and the staff will agree that it is now a much nicer environment for people to attend clinics at and for staff to work in."

Steve is kindly donating a new TV for The Den as a mark of gratitude for the treatment he has received during his time there. 

Andrea Richards, Directorate Manager for Neurosciences at Cardiff and Vale UHB said: "I'd like to thank Steve and everyone involved for the team effort in refurbishing The Den. The new furniture and equipment will make a huge difference to the patients that use it."