Hinchingbrooke ward name change marked by tree planting ceremony

Hinchingbrooke staff celebrate ward name change with a new tree

Bay tree planting
Tree planting

Staff at Hinchingbrooke Hospital took part in a tree planting ceremony to mark the renaming of their ward. 

Wards at Hinchingbrooke Hospital are named after trees in the adjacent Hinchingbrooke Park, so when Juniper Ward was renamed Bay Tree Ward in September the team worked with the park rangers to organise the planting of a new tree. Friends and family members joined the ward staff to plant the bay tree.

The tree was donated by Barbara Woodbine who was one of Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s longest serving nurses before retiring and still continues to work the occasional shift on Bay Tree Ward. 

Ward Manager, Christine Burdett said: “We were delighted to be able to mark the changes to our ward with this tree planting.  It was great to have so many people join us to celebrate. We’re incredibly grateful to Barbara for donating the bay tree and we’re looking forward to watching it grow and flourish.” 

Bay Tree Ward was one of two wards renamed in September following a reconfiguration process at Hinchingbrooke Hospital to enable all the acute surgical patients to be managed on the one ward. The ward previously cared for patients with various medical, gastroenterological and general surgery needs. It now specialises in caring for patients with surgical and orthopaedic conditions.

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