Rooms At Eckersley House Given A Refresh
A group of legal experts from Leeds proved they have more than legal advice to offer when they spent time unpacking and building beds for a local hospital facility.
Eckersley House, one of The Sick Children’s Trust’s ‘Homes from Home’ supports families of seriously ill youngsters being treated at Leeds General Infirmary by giving them somewhere to stay nearby. Recently, staff made the decision to replace most of the beds within the house as part of a refurbishment.
A total of 22 flat pack beds were delivered, and help was on hand when a team from national firm Irwin Mitchell popped by to assist with unpacking and building the beds.
The help provided meant that Eckersley House was able to re-open rooms on the same day, giving families the opportunity to stay a full night earlier than originally planned.
Expert Opinion “It was a real pleasure to be able to help and we were delighted to hear that some families were able to stay in the finished rooms earlier than anticipated.
“The staff at Eckersley House provide a fantastic facility for people who are going through terribly difficult times, and I am pleased we could offer them a helping hand.”
Katie Warner - Solicitor
Eckersley House currently has 22 family bedrooms (four of which have an en-suite), one transplant flat, eight bathrooms as well as two additional toilets, three fully equipped communal kitchen and dining areas, three communal living rooms, two playrooms, two laundry rooms (including washing machines and tumble dryers) and direct telephone lines to the hospital wards in all bedrooms.
Jane McHale, Eckersley House Manager, said: “We are all so grateful for the help we were given from Irwin Mitchell. We wouldn’t have finished the beds so quickly otherwise, and it was fantastic that some of our families were able to get use the rooms sooner than planned.”