Cocktails and canapes for those in Ribblesdale Ward

Christine with fruits

Patients in the Ribblesdale neighborhood of the Rosemere Cancer Center will once again be able to enjoy a monthly round of cocktails and canapes after the charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation agrees to pay its £ 480 for the coming year.


The treats, which are made entirely of fruit by catering staff in the kitchens at Royal Preston Hospital and served by housekeepers on the ward, were put on hold earlier this year when the ward closed for a major refurbishment funded by £ 1.05million from the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The work saw its patients moved to a temporary ward until the end of October, when the refurbished Ribblesdale reopened.

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Dan Hill, CEO of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be able to put cocktails and canapes back on the Ribblesdale’s menu.

“We know from the feedback we get that patients really appreciate it. It’s a simple thing that brings a little bit of fun and joy to people at a stressful time.

“In addition, some patients do not have many visitors and therefore do not receive at home the treats that others receive. For these patients especially, it is a way of showing that we are thinking of them.

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