Secret garden under construction in one of Sheffield’s busiest hospitals

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.

Written by Helen Hui

My name is Helen (she/her), and I am an aspiring journalist in the University of Sheffield who was born and raised in Hong Kong. As an ethnic minority I want to raise awareness of underrepresented groups in our society and reveal social injustice. One of my greatest goals is to travel around to explore what is happening in different countries. Often the news we see only covers a small fraction of our world, which leads to misunderstanding, prejudice and stereotypes. I would like to share my experiences and provide a brand-new point of view of this world we live in. Besides, I am fond of pop cultures, such as current beauty trends, music and celebrities. I am also a big fan of photography, film especially.

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Written by Helen Hui

My name is Helen (she/her), and I am an aspiring journalist in the University of Sheffield who was born and raised in Hong Kong. As an ethnic minority I want to raise awareness of underrepresented groups in our society and reveal social injustice. One of my greatest goals is to travel around to explore what is happening in different countries. Often the news we see only covers a small fraction of our world, which leads to misunderstanding, prejudice and stereotypes. I would like to share my experiences and provide a brand-new point of view of this world we live in. Besides, I am fond of pop cultures, such as current beauty trends, music and celebrities. I am also a big fan of photography, film especially.
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