Bromley businesses have raised £2,000 to refurbish the waiting area and viewing room in the mortuary at the Princess Royal University Hospital.

Staff say it is now a more comfortable and peaceful environment for families to say goodbye to loved ones.

The projected was spearheaded by The Friends of the PRUH, a charitable group striving to improve the environment and experience of patients, families and workers.

The Friends of PRUH raised a total of £8,000 to complete the project.

Pauline Allard, chairwoman of the group, said: "We have worked closely with a number of individuals and organisations to make this happen, and it is wonderful to have completed another successful project that we can now hand over to the trust.

"We hope the refurbishment enhances the environment for all those who sadly have to visit, and they find it a comfortable and peaceful place."

The money raised contributed to new floors, furniture and a full decoration in calming colours.

Mortuary manager at the PRUH, Richard Warren, added: "This refurbishment will make a real difference when we are supporting families at a very difficult time.

"Many thanks to the Friends of the PRUH for their fundraising efforts and all the local businesses that donated money to improve this space for those who use it."

Businesses that donated money include Valentine and Turner Family Funeral Home, Welham Jones Funerals and Memorials, W.Uden and Sons Ltd and artwork was provided by The Marina Patterson Memorial Trust.