Town’s Club Ambassador opens new sensory room at local eye clinic
- Calderdale Eye Clinic celebrate opening of sensory room
- Town’s Club Ambassador helps open the new rooms
- Rooms help support patients with learning disabilities
Huddersfield Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth was on hand to help open a new sensory room at Calderdale Eye Clinic on Wednesday 20 April 2022.
The new space is set to used in a number of different ways, including:
A sensory room - to help support patients with learning difficulties, offering them a calm environment away from the visiting area at Calderdale Eye Clinic. Clinicians are able to examine patients in a room in which they feel safe, creating a positive patient experience.
A comfort room - the team at Calderdale Eye Clinic are able to provide a listening ear and support to patients who may be leaving the clinic having received some bad news.
A Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) room - where the team at the clinic can register sight impaired patients away from the clinic room, freeing up clinicians to continue to see other patients in the clinic.
The new room has been designed to improve a patient's experience, helping them to feel as comfortable as possible whilst going through what could be a distressing experience.
“It was an honour to be invited to Calderdale Eye Clinic to open their sensory room.
“Having recently opened our own Inclusion Room at the Club as part of our Terriers Together initiative, I thoroughly enjoyed being able to discuss our own experiences with the team at Calderdale.
“Hospitals can be a very overwhelming place for many people, even those without learning disabilities.
“Therefore, it’s important that rooms such as this are made possible to allow everyone to feel safe and calm whilst receiving the care that they need.”