Carol Gee

The nursing team at Vaughan Thomas are taking part in a Gung Ho Challenge to raise money for the ward as a result of feedback from patients, their friends and families about what would make a difference to their stay in hospital.

The challenge will see the team pushed to their physical limits in completing a 10km assault course in July 2019. They hope that their efforts will encourage people to donate to help make a real difference for the people they work with on a daily basis.

Funds raised will contribute to improving the outside space on the ward including new seating, garden games and resources for our new polytunnel allotment - part of the access to Green Spaces project.

They will also help purchase activity equipment for the ward with an emphasis on sports, physical activity and social interaction.  The picture above shows the garden as it currently is:

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health condition and this is an opportunity for all of us to make a difference to those who experience serious mental illness requiring care and treatment in hospital. Your contribution will help us to improve patient experience during this difficult time in their lives.

Carol Gee