Bo’ness Community Hospital Garden Revamp

Patients at Bo’ness Community Hospital will soon get a brighter outlook on life with one of the property’s gardens set to get a revamp.

The project is being made possible thanks to an award of £12,000 from the Life Changes Trust, which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Madelene Hunt, the chair of Bo’net, a charity behind the garden project, said: “The hospital at Bo’ness currently has two separate garden spaces. Whilst one of them – serving ward two – is well-established and full of mature plants and flowers, the smaller garden – serving ward one – is looking a bit tired. This new project will work with the local community volunteers to revitalise the smaller garden, making it a more welcoming space for patients and their visitors to enjoy.”

Irene Martin, Clinical Nurse Manager at Bo’ness Community Hospital, added: “The Life Changes Trust award is very welcome and will make a real difference to people living at Bo’ness Community Hospital. It’s great that Bo’net have been hugely enthusiastic about helping the hospital and that their enthusiasm has attracted much-needed funding to drive this project forward.”

Plans are being developed in consultation with hospital residents and staff. As well as planting flowers, there are already proposals to grow fruit and vegetables in the garden, which in turn will lead to donations to the local food bank.