26 July 2012
Sign our petition and support the Garden of Remembrance
The organ and tissue donation team have put together a proposal
to create a Garden of Remembrance at the City Hospital.
In 2011, the Queen's Medical Centre unveiled their donation
memorial sculpture - the 'Circle of Life' to honour all
deceased organ and tissue donors from the Trust.
This year, the team would like to create a Garden of Remembrance
in thanks for the generous gift that organ and tissue donors have
given; but furthermore to create a environment that patients,
visitors and staff have access to for quiet reflection and to spend
time away from the clinical setting.
Roger Freeston, Chairman of the Organ Donation Committee at NUH,
said: "There is currently no existing outdoor space within the
hospital grounds in which people can sit and relax. As a result,
people often have to spend time sitting in the hospital cafeteria,
which is not an ideal or a calming environment."
The garden will provide a green oasis which will allow all
people to rest, contemplate, relax, reflect, and escape the
emotional and physical worries associated with healthcare and
health related issues. It will contain areas of seating, footpaths,
paving and planting which will create an inviting and accessible
space within the hospital grounds.
The design, layout and choice of planting will help to soothe
and calm visitors and patients who are under stress, worried or
upset. It will allow people to spend time by themselves or with
loved ones in an environment away from the usual clinical setting.
It will also enable patients who are staying at the hospital to
have a view out onto an attractive, inviting and calming green
space; whilst at the same time encouraging more species of wildlife
into the area.
To secure funding for this project we are welcoming the support
of patients, visitors and staff. Please click here to show