Wellbeing Garden revamp vital to health

We plan to achieve a hospital wellbeing garden revamp to deliver an attractive space for patients, staff, and visitors. We’re working right now on proposals, and with your generous help, we aim to provide a much-needed wellbeing haven.

There is compelling evidence that the COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted the mental health of many in our community.

Staff wellbeing

Sadly, the NHS loses 348,028 working days due to staff anxiety, stress, and depression in just one month. Our excellent staff at Teddington Memorial Hospital are no exception. The importance of their wellbeing in helping care for our community cannot be exaggerated. Recent research shows that health staff wish to take time outdoors. A vibrant, well-planned, and maintained hospital garden offers a range of health benefits. Staff feel relaxed, calm, refreshed and re-energised and report significantly higher levels of wellbeing.

Patient and visitor wellbeing

This is true of patients and visitors also. Hospital admission or appointment is often a time of great stress for patients who may feel anxious, vulnerable, frightened, or even confused. Visitors, too, find the illness of a loved one takes a physical and emotional toll as anxiety often increases with concerns about the patient’s care.

Benefits of wellbeing garden revamp

Being able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air surrounded by a beautiful garden makes an enormous difference to staff health, the recovery of patients and wellbeing of visitors. Staff and patients can take a break in a natural environment, and visitors can spend time outside with patients in less stressful surroundings.

That’s why we are working to improve the garden at Teddington Memorial Hospital. With your generous help, we aim to provide a wellbeing haven for staff, patients, and their families.

We have a hospital garden close to wards and clinics, ideally placed for staff, patients, and visitors to reach. We plan to achieve a complete garden revamp, which delivers an attractive space for staff, patients, and visitors to take a break or utilise in the course of their work. This will significantly enhance patient and visitor wellbeing, improve staff mental health and help ensure our community retains our valuable health team.

Together we will Give a Wellbeing Garden

How can you help?

There are many ways you can get involved with The Friends and help to fund vital projects like the wellbeing garden.

One of the easiest ways is to donate using this page’s Donate button. Or, when you’re visiting the hospital, simply tap the contactless donation point to give a £3 donation or drop your coins or notes in the slot.

Every donation, from a handful of change to a substantial legacy, is much appreciated by The Friends, TMH staff and your community.

Click Get involved to join, donate, or volunteer to find out more.

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