A neglected space full of rubbish and weeds at University Hospital Lewisham has been transformed by staff and volunteers into an enchanted garden for the enjoyment of our younger patients. The garden, next to children’s outpatients, was formally opened on Wednesday 28 July by patient Callum Ward (pictured below) in front of special guests including the Chair of the Trust Val Davison.
Robert Cole, Head of Nursing, Children and Young People, said: “I’m so proud to see the results of this amazing effort. I’d like to thank Sarah Stiell, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Philomena Mcelroy, ISS Healthcare cleaner, and Dr Mima Taylor (landscape consultant at Kew Gardens) for their hard work in creating the garden. I’d also like to thank the estates team for helping get the trees into place, and everyone else who helped.”
The garden was funded by the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity, and each season there will be a different theme. It can be seen from the corridor outside children’s outpatients in the Pink Zone – please pop along when you visit the hospital to be entranced!