The local community combined with our small charity is leading the project that is designed to support dementia patients, reduce anxiety and distress and help overall mental wellbeing while visiting or receiving treatment the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Worcestershire.
2 in 3 people report having experienced a mental health problem in their lifetime, so it’s more important than ever that patients and their families get the right support and care.
NHS hospitals across the UK are going back to the future to help patients with dementia and mental health conditions, creating calming, familiar environments to reduce anxiety and distress.
We aim to transform the currently unused central courtyard in to garden that will support our patients, families and friends by creating a new safe tranquil environment.
By providing access to fresh air and a relaxing, less formal environment we aim to create a very special place for our patients to be engaged in meaningful activities and mental stimulation.
Visitors will be able to access to hands information on local services for relatives living with dementia or a mental health condition and through the support of community volunteering, we will continue to improve the overall hospital experience for everyone.
The project will provide lifetime support for patients, families & friends with an area to reduce anxiety, stress & help their overall mental wellbeing.