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A second dementia friendly garden outside Baddow Ward was opened by the Mayor of Chelmsford Duncan Lumley.  This garden was made possible by £50,000 of charitable donations, the Friends donated £10,000 towards this.

The garden which builds on the huge success of the Forget Me Not Garden at neighbouring Braxted Ward provides a therapeutic outside environment for patients and visitors to enjoy.  The health benefits of spending time in outside environments are well documented and are extremely beneficial to dementia patients in particular.

More than 40 volunteers, including many staff members assisted with the construction of the garden which took over 220 hours throughout the summer to complete.

“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”