St Helens Hospital’s gardens have been named as the Best in the North West in the prestigious ‘North West in Bloom’ awards and won a gold award for the SEVENTH consecutive year.
Whiston Hospital also won gold for the FIFTH year running.
The judges of the award paid tribute to the Trust, its partners David J Platt Landscape Ltd. and the numerous local businesses who generously sponsor the gardens, for the high level of commitment and attention paid to the hospital’s environments whilst enhancing the patient experience.
Both sites were awarded for; the horticultural and imaginative aspects of its grounds and gardens; the grounds cleanliness and sustainable development; and the community involvement at both sites.
Ann Marr, Chief Executive said: “I am delighted that St Helens Hospital has been recognised as the Best in the North West, this award on top of gold medals for both hospitals is a fantastic achievement for the team who work so hard to make the grounds and gardens so appealing. I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the local businesses who sponsor us and provide the wonderful plants and flowers and to David Platt and his team who officially have the greenest fingers in the region! The Trust has a responsibility to ensure that the hospital environment is welcoming and our patients, visitors and staff regularly tell me how much they appreciate and enjoy the gardens.”