A NEW space for prayer and contemplation, which will cost around £300,000, will be installed at Furness General Hospital.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) wants to improve its facilities for patients and their families at Furness General Hospital with the creation of a new space for prayer.

The works will involved the installation of a new Chapel, a Muslim prayer room, a vestry, full washing facilities as well as a meeting room.

This space will provide full access for wheelchair users and even bed space.

Debbie Wilde, the Chaplain at Furness General Hospital said: “What we are creating is a prayer space and chaplaincy suite that will be available and accessible to all.

“There is a theme of nature and the sea in the design and colours, so that anyone who comes to the space will feel that they are coming out of a clinical environment and into a place of healing, peace and prayer.”

“A lot of people use the existing chapel and prayer rooms so we are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to provide a better space for staff, patients and their families."

The work, which will cost approximately £300,000 is due to be completed in March.