Prince’s Trust spruce up hospital gardens

Volunteers from the Prince’s Trust have worked hard clearing and replanting more than 32 concrete planters at Southport hospital.

Ten volunteers from the Prince’s Trust gave the planters and borders a new lease of life bringing colour to the main entrance, outside the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre and around the hospital grounds.

Dobbies, the nearby garden centre, donated plants and equipment for the project and the Prince’s Trust have not only volunteered their time but also fundraised towards the project.

The project is being run by Catherine Carter, medical device manager, as part of the Scope for Change, a Trust staff development programme which is putting staff in charge to deal with the everyday issues that get in the way of patient care.

Catherine said: “It’s been very rewarding working with the Prince’s Trust volunteers and supervisors. Their energy and enthusiasm meant we could complete far more than I originally envisaged and they’ve left our Southport hospital site looking blooming lovely!”

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Photo above show planters before and after and Prince’s Trust volunteers

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