Hospice patients can now enjoy a spa bathing experience thanks to charitable funding

Our re-furbished spa bathroom

Patients at St John’s Hospice can now relax and enjoy a spa bathing experience – thanks to charitable funding.

We were granted funding from our Charitable Funds Committee after submitting a bid to completely re-furbish the facilities with modern, soothing décor, along with a state-of-the-art bathing system, which provides a gentle touch for sensitive skin.

The bathroom before refurbishment

Service Manager Sam Edwards who submitted the bid for funding said: “The original bathroom was very stark, and although functional it didn’t provide the comfortable surroundings and experience that some of our recently re-furbished areas offered.

“We are extremely lucky to receive so many charitable donations and were delighted to be granted the approval from the Charitable Funds Committee to spend the money to benefit patient experience in this important space.”

She added: “Soothing colours and lighting, along with modern accessories and décor make the space more inviting the bathing experience offers an opportunity to relax and soothe patients.”

The new £12,000 bathtub generates millions of jet streams, creating small bubbles which generate a gentle massaging effect, that stimulates blood circulation and eases muscle tension. This is an effective way of inducing deeper relaxation, and a pleasant sensory experience.

Ward Manager Hanna Bullock said: “The bathroom is now a warm, tranquil space and its an area our staff are proud to promote to our patients.

“The addition of a new state-of-the-art bath hoist, purchased from funds donated by Tickhill and District, Thorne Rural, Doncaster, Mexborough and Doncaster Went Valley Lions, means that we are now able to support patients with more challenging mobility issues.”

She added: “The bath even has music, to help provide a comforting and relaxing spa-like experience.”