A WARD at South Pembrokeshire Hospital has been transformed, thanks to a Pembroke Dock interiors business.

Sunderland Ward's newly refurbished three-bed unit was officially opened last month.

The revamp was thanks to a competition held by local firm Parfitt’s Carpets and Interiors.

The Jeffrey Northcote Wing is a dedicated area on the ward for patients receiving end of life care.

The interior has been designed with comfort in mind, to make patient care feel less clinical.

The wing was named after the late Jeffrey Northcote, a former charge nurse on the ward, who chose the ward as his preferred place of death.

Each of the three rooms has been redecorated with new soft furnishings and local artwork.

All rooms also have a reclining chair to allow a loved one to stay overnight with a patient, and there are tea and coffee facilities for patients and visitors.

One of the rooms is dedicated to Rob Morgan, who passed away on the ward.

Mr Morgan was an employee of Parfitts and so this transformation was a job very close to the firm's heart.

James Parfitt of Parfitts Carpets and Interiors said: “We were delighted to award this prize to Sunderland Ward, which will benefit thousands of patients in years to come.

“It was a fitting tribute to our late colleague, Rob Morgan, who sadly passed away while being cared for on the ward.

“It has been a pleasure working with the staff on the ward and hopefully we have made the three bedrooms a little more homely and comfortable for the patients and their families that have to use them.”

Denise Davies, senior sister, added: “The staff on Sunderland ward provide a high standard of care for all patients.

"However they pride themselves in delivering excellent end of life care.

“Having these rooms refurbished so beautifully by James and Jane Parfitt, means that patients and their families can receive their care with the help and guidance of Sharon Jones, Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist, in an aesthetically calming environment, which is far less clinical and more homely - providing comfort not only for the patient but their loved ones also.”