A stunning new mural has been designed to create interest and promote a sense of space in the garden at Hazel Ward, Hafan y Coed at University Hospital Llandough.
The mural, designed around the food and nature theme was spray-painted by talented artist Amelia Thomas (millimagic). This artwork was funded by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s Make It Better Fund which is for general projects that enhance the service provided to patients.
The garden will be used by service users involved in the Hazel Fresh project to grow food to be used in meals at the hospital. Service users will not only feel the benefits of being outdoors in the fresh air tending to the vegetable patch but in the long-term teaching them how to eat healthier, especially those that most need to heal.
Josh Bell and his colleagues on Hazel Ward submitted a bid to the Staff Lottery Bids panel after meaningful engagement with services users. It was this engagement that impressed the panel to approve the bid.
Simone Joslyn, Head of Arts and Health Charity said: “Cardiff & Vale Health Charity was delighted to support this project for Hazel Ward. The garden wasn’t being used to its full potential, with a metal fence around it and overlooked by the surrounding hospital. Now the garden looks warm, inviting and is a usable space, with the artwork creating a sense vibrancy and interest. I look forward to seeing the fruits of their hard work in transforming this garden.”
If you would like to apply for funding for equipment or a project in your clinical area from our Staff Lottery Bids Panel, please email Lucie.Barrett@wales.nhs.uk
If you are applying for funds which are less than £250, then you would be eligible for our fast track scheme.