Swansea Bay Health Charity has been able to provide new furniture to enhance the patient experience at Rowan house, a residential bungalow for adults with learning disabilities.

Rowan house specialises in supporting adults with challenging behaviour. The furniture that was there was very old and in a bad state of repair.

Pam Harris, the unit manager at Rowan house, told us “The furniture had become unusable, and didn’t provide a welcoming environment for the patients.

Having this new furniture has provided a more homely atmosphere, which is helpful when we are dealing with individuals with challenging behaviour.”

Swansea Bay Health Charity is the official charity of Swansea Bay University Health Board, and it provides items which enhance patient and family experiences.

Deborah Longman, fundraising manager, on visiting the site said “It is so rewarding to see what a difference the new furniture has made to the patients.”

The unit is also one of the recipients of the Amazon wishlist appeal. Pam confirmed how important this was to them. “Some of the patients will not receive Christmas presents, knowing now that they will have something to open on Christmas morning will mean the world to them. We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the public in purchasing these presents.”

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