In 2001 a garden was created at Bridlington and District Hospital which had been donated by the League of Friends. In the early days the garden was well used and maintained. But sadly this had slipped and the garden was not used by staff or patients due to its disrepair.
In the Autumn of 2017 the Friends made tentative enquiries about the possibility of a renovation job.
From the spring of 2018, one of the Friend’s Committee members- Angie, lead a very small team in the work to restore the Johnson ward garden. Initially Angie had to work with estates and also the York Foundation Trust staff to ensure that the project was allowed to operate within a working hospital in a safe and compliant way.
Angie has herself done a significant part of the work alongside Tony another volunteer. B&Q have supplied some of the paint and plants, Bridlington Bay Bowls Club donated the garden furniture and with the changes to the Lawrence Unit at the Hospital, the furniture which was donated for the use of patients on that ward has now been moved to the Friends’ Garden.
This project has transformed this area of Bridlington Hospital, so much so that staff and patients are using it almost daily and thoroughly enjoying it