Staff Wellbeing Garden officially opens at Stamford & Rutland Hospital

Stamford Wellbeing Garden

Published 07.10.2022

Staff at Stamford and Rutland hospital can now enjoy a space of serenity and relaxation following the completion of the wellbeing garden, after a yearlong refurbishment.

Through the pandemic, it became clear that staff didn’t have a space to be able to retreat to. Thanks to Stamford Charitable Funds, who donated £22,287 to the project, the garden is now a fantastic place for staff to find peace during a busy day.

Caroline Wood, Matron for Stamford Hospital said: “It’s amazing to see the garden in all its glory following the hard work of so many volunteers. It was a real community effort to get the garden to where it is today and we hope that this will give staff the opportunity to take a few moments to relax and enjoy the outdoors, which will also support their health and wellbeing.”

The project was also worked on by Sam Kettle of Stamford Landscapes who designed and worked alongside volunteers to produce the garden and local artist, Michelle McLeod, from Murals and More. Michelle has been on board since the beginning of the project and designed the beautiful seasonal murals as a lasting tribute for hospital staff.

Caroline added: “I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped with this project. Thank you to our North West Anglia Hospitals’ Charity for their donation and all the businesses who have donated their products, loaned equipment and given so much of their time to help build this new and improved space.”

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Michelle McLeod, Local Artist and Caroline Wood, Matron for Stamford & Rutland Hospital.
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Sam Kettle from Stamford Landscapes with Jo Bennis, Chief Nurse and Caroline Wood