Smiles bet­ter


Uxbridge Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

CHILD pa­tients at Hillingdon Hospi­tal now have a pretty green space to en­joy.

The Peter Pan chil­dren’s ward gar­den has been ren­o­vated as is part of the fi­nal phase of the im­prove­ments to the pae­di­atric fa­cil­i­ties at the hospi­tal.

The project be­gan with the open­ing of the new chil­dren’s A&E in July last year, and then the new wing of the Peter Pan Ward in Oc­to­ber.

The Deputy Mayor for Hillingdon, Coun­cil­lor John Mor­gan, cut the rib­bon on Tues­day last week to for­mally open the newly ren­o­vated gar­den for the Peter Pan chil­dren’s ward gar­den at the hospi­tal in Uxbridge.

The Deputy Mayor and Deputy May­oress were joined by hospi­tal staff as well as young pa­tients, their par­ents and car­ers, and guests who have made gen­er­ous do­na­tions to the chil­dren’s ward funds.

The gar­den, which is al­ready be­ing used by chil­dren in the re­cent good weather, pro­vides a space for chil­dren and par­ents to play and re­lax.

Dur­ing his speech the Deputy Mayor com­mented: “What a fan­tas­tic gar­den we have got here.

“It re­ally fits in with what Hillingdon Hospi­tal rep­re­sents – a health ser­vice that is here for ev­ery­body of all ages, and I do hope that ev­ery­one who stays on the chil­dren’s ward will get the chance to en­joy this fa­cil­ity.

“For adults what is best is com­ing out­side and hear­ing your child laugh, hav­ing fun, and this gar­den here at Hillingdon couldn’t be a bet­ter place.”

The re-mod­el­ling of the gar­den has in­cluded the re­pair and re­place­ment of some large play equip­ment such as a slide, swing and train which were funded through pre­vi­ous do­na­tions to the pae­di­atric trust fund.

Some of the money do­nated twill be used to buy ad­di­tional gar­den toys for the chil­dren to en­joy and plants for ex­ist­ing planters.

Deputy Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr John Mor­gan cuts the rib­bon at the Peter Pan ward gar­den at Hillingdon Hospi­tal

Make ‘em laugh: an en­ter­tainer at the open­ing of the gar­den for the Peter Pan ward at Hillingdon Hospi­tal

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