Chester Raft Race Donation

Thank you for helping us raise funds for our event charity at the Chester Raft Race.

Our chosen charity for the 2022 event is the Countess of Chester Hospital - Blue Skies Balcony appeal.

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Blue Skies Balcony Appeal

The Blue Skies Balcony appeal is to build an outdoor garden balcony on our Intensive CareUnit, so that our poorly patients can benefit from the outdoors in a safe and infection-controlled environment.

Blue Skies Balcony Appeal

All patients, their visitors and staff will benefit from this innovative
improvement that will make it easier and safer to move patients outside with no loss of space to the existing unit, which was opened on 2014.

Blue Skies Balcony Appeal

The therapeutic benefits of outside exposure to natural light and gardens is known to not only calm patients by providing opportunities from positive escape from stressful clinical settings, but it also fosters improvement in clinical outcomes – such as reducing pain medication and shortening hospital stays.
Outdoor space is particularly important to our critical care patients who face a long battle back to health and face many weeks in hospital.

Blue Skies Balcony Appeal

Providing our patients with open skies and views towards the Welsh mountains will remind them of all the things they have been missing and help act as a spur to their recovery. Delirium in critical care is a very common occurrence with ICU patients and we are seeing it a lot in patients with Covid. People who experience delirium tennot to do as well in the long term and there are strategies underway aimed at preventing the occurrence andreduce its duration.

Blue Skies Balcony Appeal

The therapeutic benefits of outside exposure to natural light and gardens is known to not only calm patients by providing opportunities from positive escape from stressful clinical settings, but it also fosters improvement in clinical outcomes – such as reducing pain medication and shortening hospital stays.
Outdoor space is particularly important to our critical care patients who face a long battle back to health and face many weeks in hospital.

Blue Skies Balcony Appeal

A key aspect of treatment and prevention of delirium is to normalise the patients day and night patterns as much as possible – and the exposure to natural light is fundamental