On Friday, Derek and Vicky attended the official opening of the Petal Garden for dementia patients at Bournemouth Hospital
Horizon Home Care has donated a greenhouse for the patients to enjoy and this will be completed within the next few weeks
The Petal Garden
Patients with dementia at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital will soon be able to enjoy a tranquil new space as ground was officially broken on the Petal Garden development project.
Sitting adjacent to wards 4 and 5 – where patients with dementia and delirium are most commonly treated – the Petal Garden will be the newest area of relaxation and beauty for patients, visitors and staff in the hospital.
Patients with dementia will particularly benefit from positive engagement with the garden, as it will help to provide a sense of purpose and could even help to decrease their length of stay in hospital.
The garden’s design will feature five planted sections, each taking the shape of petals that will form together over the entire space to create a flower motif – one petal for each of the five wards in the hospital where patients with dementia are cared for.