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Roof garden transformed following generous donation

Posted on: Thursday 3 May 2018

The Friends of Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity has received a generous donation to transform the roof garden for patients attending the Dermatology Outpatients Department at Harrogate District Hospital.

Designed by Carolyn Rothwell of Home Grown Gardens LLP and installed by William Shippam of EGM Landscapes Ltd, the garden has been created using artificial grass that requires no maintenance and maintains cleanliness within the Department.  The garden allows patients to sit outside during treatments where direct sunlight is required.

Ruth Horne, Unit Manager of the Medical & Dermatology Unit at Harrogate District Hospital, said: “The introduction of the garden means we now have an invaluable facility for pre-cancer treatments for sun damage to skin. Patients can now sit outside during the 2-hour waiting period between treatments.

“We’d like to thank those who donated and allowed us to make the transformation to our roof garden happen.”

ENDS

Photos:

  • L-R: Andy Wilkinson (Chairman of the Friends of Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity), Carolyn Rothwell, Ruth Horne, Unit Manager of the Medical & Dermatology Unit, and William Shippam.
  • The garden
  • The commemorative plaque

For further information please contact:

Jamie Wright, Communications and Marketing Assistant, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Email: jamie.wright@hdft.nhs.uk  Tel. 01423 557732

Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity

Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity is the Charity for Harrogate District Hospital and Community Health Services. We raise funds to help do more for local patients and their families when they need it most. We fund specialist equipment, training and services over and above what the NHS provides. We raise funds for individual departments and services and the charity as a whole. To support Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity visit www.hdft.nhs.uk/hhcc

Twitter: @harrogatehcc

Facebook: /harrogatehospitalcharity

Registered charity 1050008

The Friends of Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity

The Friends of Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity is a group of volunteers who carry out fundraising for the benefit of patients at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.