Sheffield Hospital Charity has raised £10,000 for building a dedicated wellbeing garden at the Northern General Hospital.
The Secret Garden Project will refurbish a section of disused land at the heart of the hospital into an outdoor sanctuary for staff and patients to relax in.
The charity said that the garden will provide a “safe, quiet and relaxing space the staff needed whilst they work or recover from their wards.”
Chris Morley, Chief Nurse of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals said: “A garden such as this, which gives patients and staff somewhere to access nature, spend a period of calm and enjoy the outdoors is so important. This is such an exciting project that will make a huge difference to so many people.”
Another staff from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals said: “ We’ve got fantastic people in Sheffield who go above and beyond every single day, and I think this will be a lovely area for them.”
According to the plan, there will be a special location saved for pop-up food stalls. Outdoor meeting rooms, focal artwork and water features could also be found in the garden.
The charity aimed to raise £250,000 for the project. They have launched a fundraiser by inviting the public to host their own garden party in the summer. The event started on 1st April and ends on 30th September.
Visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/shcsecretgarden if you want to make a donation.