St Helens and Whiston hospitals have both won prestigious ‘North West in Bloom’ gold awards for the high standards of the grounds and gardens. It is the seventh consecutive year that St Helens Hospital has won a gold award, the fifth year for Whiston Hospital.
‘North West in Bloom’ is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s national ‘Britain in Bloom Awards’. The awards encourage the improvement of the hospitals surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, flowers and landscaping.
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 hospitals 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 entend a huge thankyou to the local businesses who sponsor us and provide the wonderful plants and flowers, and to David J Platt Landscapes Ltd., 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.”