Falmouth Hospital's newly refurbished day unit will be opened by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and The League of Friends on Wednesday.

Barbara Vann, the trust chairman, will officially open the unit, which has been modernised to meet the growing demand for the services after £12,000 was raised by the League of Friends.

Sarah Raymont, Falmouth Community Hospital team lead for the day unit, said: "Patients have already commented on how lovely and friendly the unit is and how grateful they are to have such a valuable facility on their doorstep.

“Recently, one patient likened the unit and its staff to a 'calm oasis in an otherwise huge ocean of treatment'.

“We may only be a small part of their overall journey but for us seeing patients happy and relaxed especially when some have been through so much is our ultimate goal.”

The day unit is a purpose built facility designed to look after four patients at any one time without requiring an overnight stay.

It offers services such as blood transfusions, various infusions, Central Venous Catheter (CVC) line care, catheter care and dressings.

The majority of patients who will benefit from the unit live in and around Falmouth; however, patients from other parts of Cornwall are also welcome to use the services when unable to access services closer to their homes.

Patients are referred via the Royal Cornwall Hospital or their GP.

There is flexibility to allow patients to drop in if required, for example, for blood tests, issues with dressings and catheters.

The unit is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm.

For more information contact Karen Tanner on 01208 834640 karentanner1@nhs.net