Healing Garden at Cheadle Royal Hospital
Students and staff involved in creating a garden for patientsA Healing garden, which is one of the first of its kind in the country is now under construction at Cheadle Royal Hospital. The design was completed by a group of students under the tutelage of Ed Bennis in 1999. In the intervening time The Friends of Cheadle Royal have raised the necessary funds for its construction.
The scheme was designed specifically for patients suffering from Alzheimers disease and schizophrenia and is based on the latest research into psychiatric care. The garden provides opportunities for remembrance therapy through the use of traditional garden plants and items of nostalgia such as bird tables and wheelbarrows. These create a homely feel and can have a positive influence on patients moods and ability to relax.
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1 August 2004
Planting Volunteers at Cheadle Royal Hospital