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The DPT Charity enhances the Haytor Walled Garden

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News, Recovery and wellbeing on 22nd July, 2022

Haytor Walled GardenThe DPT Charity was able to help enhance the Haytor Ward Walled Garden by supporting the installation of artificial turf to improve the wellbeing of our colleagues and patients.

Steve Grant, Occupational Therapy Assistant at Haytor Ward, said: “We had a small plot of land in our therapy Walled Garden that was devoid of sun light; many patients made suggestions of using this area to sit amongst the garden and together we saw the potential for it to become a social and therapeutic area.

"As with all our person centred approaches we asked many patients over a period of weeks to share their thoughts what would enhance this area with the majority suggesting artificial turf as it looked less harsh than hard landscaping, offered low maintenance in the long term, and was in keeping with the natural environment we were aiming achieve.

Haytor Walled Garden"The therapy Walled Garden is our little ‘utopia’ away from the ward; lush foliage, mixture of ornamental and vegetable plants, secluded and notably a quieter space with a variety of on-going projects a person can either be actively involved or sit down and relax. Seen as invaluable for those further in their recovery pathway, either wanting support in a meaningful activity or relax with a cup of tea and a chat.

"This is a wonderful addition to the Haytor Walled Garden and only made possible with access to charitable funds. Thank you to everyone that has donated to our charity. Your support has enabled greater meaningful outside activity and provided an area to reflect with a cup of tea."

The DPT Charity exists to meet the wishes of patients, carers and employees of our organisation to enhance our care.

For any questions in relation to the DPT Charity please email Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising on daniel.robson3@nhs.net 

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