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Wisteria opens new garden designed by patients

Wisteria ward at Springfield Hospital has a wonderful new garden thanks to the creativity and hard work of the ward’s young patients who designed it.

Pictures drawn by the young people were used to transform the garden into a  peaceful and practical space which includes a sensory area for relaxing and reading, a vegetable patch, and a large table to have meals outside together.

Wisteria ward, which provides specialist care and treatment for young people with eating disorders, underwent a major refurbishment in 2022. The new garden now matches the modern, comfortable and therapeutic environment of the ward.

Stefanie Looker, matron for our all age eating disorder services, commented:

“Shared mealtimes are an integral part of treatment, so it’s wonderful to have an outdoor space to eat together when the weather is nice.

“Our young patients have done a fantastic job and should be really proud of the finished result. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing their vision to life, including our capital projects team for all their support and commitment to the project.”

One of the young people shared:

“The garden is a very serene, calming and therapeutic environment.”

The Wisteria team will be working with the young people to maintain and develop the garden for everyone to enjoy.



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