NHS Charities Together wellbeing garden to officially open at St Mary’s Community Health Campus
Sue Harriman, Chief executive of Solent NHS Trust opened a new wellbeing garden at St. Mary’s Community Health Campus today, Tuesday, 26 October. The site offers a much needed space for reflection and peace for Solent NHS Trust staff and colleagues on the site.
Funded in full by NHS Charities Together the garden is a unique space small space in the heart of the city community campus, complete with beautiful ergonomic seating and complementary planting to enhance the senses.
The garden is one of two staff wellbeing gardens to be installed on Solent NHS Trust sites thanks to the incredible fundraising triumph by the late former British Army officer Captain Sir Tom Moore. Funding was awarded in January of this year and the gardens are now established.
Talking about this valuable space for NHS colleagues, Sue Harriman said: “Following feedback from our people, we wanted the gardens to provide the perfect green space for them to enjoy a calm and peaceful break during their shifts. I am delighted to be officially opening the transformed garden area which has been generously funded by the grant from NHS Charities Together which we are so grateful for”.
NHS Charities Together funded both projects, including a second wellbeing garden at the Weston Community Hospital in Southampton, to the sum of £110K. Both projects are being carried out by Eastleigh based Scandor Landscape Contractors Limited, on behalf of Solent NHS Trust.
Solent NHS Trust works hard to ensure grants and money raised through the Solent NHS Charity are spent wisely and really make a difference to the experience people have when they are being cared for by Solent or when working for the Trust. You can find out more about the Solent NHS charity by visiting: https://www.solent.nhs.uk/about-us/beacon-our-charity/