Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has partnered with Meadowfield Hospital in Worthing to donate gardening equipment and tools for Maple Ward, its mental health ward.
The garden centre, in Angmering West Sussex, donated compost, spades, forks, trowels and other items to be used for Maple Ward’s gardening therapy programme. A selection of representatives from the Sussex Partnership were invited to visit the Haskins garden centre to pick up the donated items.
Nick Joad, garden centre manager at Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone, commented: “We’re pleased to be able to support Meadowfield Hospital. We hope that the patients in the Maple Ward will enjoy gardening as part of their therapy programme and rehabilitation.”
Tara Williams, Occupational Therapy Technician at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, commented: “We are so grateful to Haskins Garden Centre Roundstone for donating us these items. At Meadowfield Hospital, we use gardening as a means of mental health therapy and the equipment will be used specifically for the Maple Ward garden project.”
Maple Ward at Meadowfield Hospital is a mental health ward, providing services with the Sussex Partnership and Heads on Charity. It is a general ward for people with mental health problems aged 18 – 65.