Hope Home Youngsters Hospice is now able to assist more seriously ill children as soon as new cutting-edge technology is used to disinfect.
The charity has found it difficult to maintain its hospices during the pandemic, although Shrewsbury-based firm Choice-a-Skip has been able to purchase new ozone technology machines that can disinfect a room in under an hour.
With a radical clear by hand, hospice staff can prepare a room for a child in just two hours.
Hospice hospitality supervisor Heather Arnfield said rooms were left empty for three days between all children who arrived and that some areas such as the game room and sensory room had been out of motion for long intervals.
“These new ozone technology machines mean that we are able to provide extra rooms for more children and families than we originally wanted,” he said.
“Our entire family has been rescued along with our children. After being at home for months, they are exhausted and need relief.
“Now we have already prepared our facilities and care companies to make sure they are as safe as possible, and that children are truly going through disaster and end of life care once again for deliberate relief.
“These machines will help us reach more families that are prepared to take action so far this year, which is good news.”
James Kaye, whose firm Choose-a-Skip has purchased the machine for Hope Home, said: “We have found the ability to help Hope Home by funding the acquisition of a new ozone machine.
“Hospitals are a useful service to so many homes in our neighborhood and it seems a disgrace that the rooms within the hospice were unavailable for occupancy until they were purged.
“The ozone machine now means that many more families at Hope Home will have to occupy a room within hours instead of days to enter the facilities, care and support of their extremely hardworking and caring group.”