An integral part of our new Hospice was having beautiful gardens to surround the building. Through the summer months, we captured some beautiful photos and video footage of our Hospice gardens as they begin to blossom in the glorious sunshine.
Having access to nature and natural spaces is good for your wellbeing, we all know that. But it is especially important for our patients with so much research demonstrating reduced stress and anxiety and even pain levels when they can spend quality time in nature. Everything we do is focused on supporting our patients and their families and therefore every patient bedroom and our Day Therapy Suite has direct access to gardens and walkways that are wheelchair friendly. Our café has outdoor seating and every room in the building looks out onto beautiful natural spaces.
A study in 2012 called the ‘Blue Gym Project’ revealed that green spaces with water have an even greater impact on stress reduction and mental health than those without and we are so lucky to have so many places where family and visitors can spend a moment of quiet calm, looking out over the beautiful view of the lake.