Adam Frost's gardening for health – helping hospitals
Could gardens hold the key to helping hospital patients recover quicker, and make hospitals less forbidding places? Adam Frost investigates, in this podcast
Hospitals can be frightening and emotional places, so anything we can do to make visiting one easier has to be a good thing. I’ve seen first-hand how a hospital garden can really help alleviate stress for patients, visitors and staff, so should all hospitals have one? Adam Frost chats to Dr Marial Leong and Alice Cornwell, Community Development Officer for the RHS. They’re both involved in a garden that Adam designed for University Hospital Lewisham, so the three of them understand the importance of creating green spaces where hospital staff and patients can reflect and recharge.
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