Matthew's Appeal - Room refurbishment project

We have recently started our biggest project to date; to improve facilities in all the patient rooms in our centre. Each room needs bespoke design and different facilities. To support this project we have set up "Matthew’s Appeal". We appeal to you or your organisation to help raise funds to finish the project.

Matthew Smith has attended the West Midlands Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre at Heartlands Hospital Birmingham for 16 years. He is one of over 350 patients that attend our CF Centre and benefit from the first class services.

The trustees and supporters have completed the refurbishment of 4 dedicated patient rooms costing £80,000 already raised. Work is already advanced to improve 7 further rooms using resources set aside for the purpose. We now need to raise a further £180,000 to improve facilities in the final 9 rooms, to provide the ‘home from home’ standard that our patients need for their optimum care.

See below for examples of before and after: an old room first, followed by new further down.

From concept to reality

The refurbishment project started by updating 4 of our 20 rooms, which had become tired after 16 years of intensive use. This included new ensuite facilities, furniture, larger TVs, refrigerators, Wi-Fi and safes.

The air exchange & ventilation system was improved to reduce infection risk, essential changes being funded by the NHS. However our Hospital Trust is unable to fund the refurbishment of our centre which functions as a hospital ward.

Interior designers created some exciting and colourful designs, responding to patient requests to bring ‘the outside in’. We would like to complete the refurbishment of all 16 rooms by 2022.

Please support us

Download our brochure to read more about this exciting project and see if you can help support us.

Together we can tackle the daily fight against cystic fibrosis, improving the lives of our patients and hopefully provide them with an even better outlook for the future.

If you would like to help the Heartlands Cystic Fibrosis Centre there are a variety of ways you could help.

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Matthew says...

“The patient rooms that have already been refurbished are decorated to a high standard, with coloured murals, a compact fridge for my medications and the extra snacks I need to maintain my calorie intake. Free Wi-Fi, TV, radio facilities, laptops and secure safes enable some patients to continue their studies whilst receiving in-patient care.

The ensuite shower rooms are clean, spacious and do not feel like a hospital facility. The rooms now feel less like a hospital and more like a home. They are clean and safe for my young family to visit.

Everyone will be wanting admission to one of the new rooms. I hope it won’t be too long before this whole project is complete.”