Hard-working volunteers have been brightening up a therapy garden for patients at The Horder Centre in Crowborough.
The 12-strong team from Openreach spent a day gardening and painting furniture in the garden that was created to help patients recover from surgery. The hospital received a generous donation of plants from Millbrook Garden Centre.
The orthopaedic hospital’s fundraising Spring Appeal 2018 focused on improving the therapy garden for the benefit of patients. The organisation believes that providing outside spaces for patients is not only beneficial for their recovery but also for their general sense of wellbeing whilst staying in hospital.
The garden is a unique area where those recovering from surgery can use exercise equipment outside and enjoy the benefits of walking on different surfaces to increase their strength.
Dr Richard Tyler, Chief Executive of Horder Healthcare, said:
We’re very grateful to everyone at Openreach who gave up their time to come along and work in our garden. Their hard work will really benefit our patients. I’d also like to thank the Millbrook Garden Centre for their extremely generous donation of plants and for their help with transporting them to the centre.
Horder Healthcare also runs The McIndoe Centre in East Grinstead and has outreach centres in Tunbridge Wells, Seaford and Eastbourne. The organisation delivers high quality care for the NHS, privately insured and self-pay patients and puts all of its profit back into healthcare to benefit the community it serves.