Hospital installs new conservatory

A Merseyside hospital has opened a new state-of-the-art out-patient department complete with conservatory.

The new department was officially opened by Cherie Blair and is part of an ongoing £3 million investment in the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology in Wirral.

The funds for the conservatory were donated by the Melanie Beattie Appeal and the structure allows patients to enjoy views of the landscaped water garden, according to the Liverpool Daily Post.

Mrs Blair praised the hospital and said she was delighted to play a part in the opening of the new department.

"Due to my close links with the area, I am all too aware of Clatterbridges excellent reputation for cancer care," she told the newspaper.

"The hospital provides an invaluable service to the people of Merseyside and Im thrilled to be opening this fantastic facility."

Installing the conservatory could have wide-ranging benefits for the patients at the hospital.

According to, exposure to sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D3 and blocks melatonin which helps protect against illness and makes a person feel more awake.