Neales Waste Management have kindly donated the use of a skip to help with the clearing of plants and soil at the Neurosurgical Ward Garden at Preston Hospital.
The official opening of the garden took place on 28th July 2017.
Staff Nurse, Fiona Samson, entered the Dobbies ‘Helping Your Community Grow’ competition in an effort to revitalise the space and make it a more appropriate setting for patients and their families to spend some time away from the ward.
Fiona said “I undertook this project because every aspect of the care we provide to our patients matters. The patients we see are faced with life changing events and this can be very traumatic for them and their loved ones. It is my hope that, once stable, the patients and their families can have some quality time together in a non-clinical space, with the reassurance that nursing staff are just on the other side of a door, and that this will provide some comfort during such a difficult time.”
Neales are the waste management provider for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and Business Manager, Graeme Coope said “Neales Waste Management are delighted to support Royal Preston Hospital with the sensory garden renovation. It’s a fantastic idea and I’m sure the extra space will make a difference to patients and their families.