A good seed – hospital garden project unveiled

Published: 28-Jan-2022

Triton Showers makes donation towards hospital project

A contribution from Triton Showers has helped the George Eliot Hospital build a new outdoor space inpatients.

The shower manufacturer donated £5,000 towards the hospital’s Serenity Garden Project, with the first phase of the build now complete.

The garden will provide a much-needed outside area for patients to enjoy.

And, due to the specialist needs of its users, the facility has been designed to provide accessibility and manoeuvrability, supporting use by anyone who may be bedbound or using a wheelchair.

A designated stroke rehabilitation feature has been created to allow visitors to practice day-to-day activities that will help to enhance their confidence, including walking across a bridge, using a ramp, and hanging washing on a line.

The garden has been designed to promote accessibility and manoeuvrability

The garden has been designed to promote accessibility and manoeuvrability

In addition, the facility will provide the opportunity to practise light gardening and navigate uneven flooring, poles, and raised kerbs in preparation for the patient being discharged from hospital.

Later this year, an all-weather lodge will be installed in the garden, which will provide cover for guests to enjoy indoor activities and workshops.

David Tutton, managing director at Triton Showers, said: “As part of our commitment to supporting our local community, we were pleased to be able to back the Serenity Garden Project in their mission, which is important now more than ever.

“The garden will provide a much-needed facility to assist some of the inpatients that need it most, not only with rehabilitation, but also by providing a sensory experience and safe space to enjoy activities all year round.”

David Carr, patient forum chairman at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, added: “The Serenity Garden Project will benefit patients recovering from both strokes and dementia.

“It is great news that phase one is now complete, thanks to the support of Triton Shower’s kind contribution.”

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