We love our gardening oasis

Residents at a Rotherham inpatient unit have banded together to create a 'little oasis of calm' thanks to donations from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).'The staff and service users of Swallownest Court, Rotherham, worked hard in order to create the garden, after service users said they wanted more gardening activities in the wards.'The funding of �500, alongside advice from Hobson's Nursery's, allowed a group of 15 service users and the occupational therapy staff to plant the greenery on the groups of Swallownest. There was then a coffee morning to showcase the garden.'RDaSH senior occupational therapist Beth Sidaway said 'Everyone was really motivated by the project and there was a real sense of team work.'Due to the project's success, the group now plans to create a 'sensory garden' later this year.
Residents at a Rotherham inpatient unit have banded together to create a 'little oasis of calm' thanks to donations from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).'The staff and service users of Swallownest Court, Rotherham, worked hard in order to create the garden, after service users said they wanted more gardening activities in the wards.'The funding of �500, alongside advice from Hobson's Nursery's, allowed a group of 15 service users and the occupational therapy staff to plant the greenery on the groups of Swallownest. There was then a coffee morning to showcase the garden.'RDaSH senior occupational therapist Beth Sidaway said 'Everyone was really motivated by the project and there was a real sense of team work.'Due to the project's success, the group now plans to create a 'sensory garden' later this year.

Residents at a Rotherham inpatient unit banded together to create a ‘little oasis of calm’ thanks to donations from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

Staff and service users at Swallownest Court, Rotherham, worked hard to create the garden, helped by the funding of £500 and advice from Hobson’s Nursery. The finished garden was unveiled at a special coffee morning.

The group now plans to create a sensory garden.