Staff at Prince Philip Hospital take on challenges to raise £100K for therapeutic gardens

STAFF at Prince Philip Hospital are taking on a number of challenges in 2024 to help raise £100,000 for new therapeutic gardens at the hospital.


The Prince Philip Hospital Gardens Appeal aims to fund new gardens for patients in Mynydd Mawr ward, a 15-bed elderly care rehabilitation unit, and Bryngolau ward, a 15-bed older adult mental health unit.


The wards are located next door to each other on the ground floor of the hospital and have access to enclosed outdoor space. This space, however, is currently not suitable for patients.


Lisa Howells, Ward Administrator for Bryngolau Ward, said: “I am very proud to be Bryngolau Ward’s Charity Champion for the Appeal.


“I have already signed up to take part in the Llanelli 10k in February 2024 along with other members of the team. It’s a big challenge but I’m looking forward to running along the Millennium coastal path and hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery!


“As we all have different fitness levels and different shift patterns we are going to work around our rosters and plan training evenings and weekends as groups.


“We’re all really looking forward to it. It’s a great way of team building outside of work, while raising funds for our garden.


“The team has also organised a curry night for January which will be a great opportunity for our staff to engage with each other about the Appeal and also have some fun.”


Click here to support the Team’s fundraising.


Meanwhile, staff from Mynydd Mawr Ward have also been planning their fundraising.


A group of staff from the ward took part in the 36th Annual Pembrey Country Park Walrus Dip on Boxing Day at Cefn Sidan Beach.


Tom James, Family Liaison Officer for Mynydd Mawr, said: “I am taking part in a few events to help raise the money towards the garden on the grounds of Mynydd Mawr which will help benefit the patients in so many ways.


“I took part in the Walrus Dip which was great fun, and I’ll also be taking part in a charity sky dive.”


Katrina Williams, Health Care Support Worker, said: “I’m going to brave a charity sky dive, and I’ll be helping organise a number of different events with proceeds going towards the Appeal.


“The gardens are especially important to our patients who spend long amounts of time in hospital. The gardens will help rehabilitate them and support them to get back on their feet.”


Lisa added: “We hope that with a mix of challenges and fun events we can really make a contribution to the Appeal. I urge anyone who is interested in supporting the Appeal to get involved in any way they can.”


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