New garden offers service users tranquil retreat

A garden which has been designed together with service users has officially opened at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge.

New garden offers service users tranquil retreat
03 February 2014


Cutting the ribbon: Judith Matear the ward's 'unsung hero' together with patients and staff

A garden, which was designed together with service users, has officially opened at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge.

The garden outside Willow ward, which is run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), includes raised beds for growing vegetables, a shaded seating area and even a one-hole putting green.

Ramesh Subbiah, ward manager at Willow ward said: “This garden will provide a wonderful space for our service users, their families and staff on the ward. We can’t wait for the summer where it will be a lovely tranquil spot, which everyone can enjoy.” 

Judith Matear, Occupational Therapist, was chosen to officially open the garden following a vote by service users and staff to name their ‘unsung hero.’

The garden was opened as part of an event on the ward to celebrate Dignity Action Day, a nation-wide event to promote the care and support of older people. Friends and family were invited to join in the celebrations that included a raffle, tombola and cakes made by the ward.

Willow ward is a unit for people over the age of 65 with severe mental health challenges.

 

Hole in one: Pattrick Hale trying out the new putting green with Ramesh Subbiah, ward manager looking on

 

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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