Hospital garden set for grand opening

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the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, William Tucker, will open a newly-created garden for patients at Ilkeston Community Hospital on Wednesday.

Work to transform the concrete area into a relaxing place for patients and visitors has been funded by the hospital’s League of Friends.

Students from Derby College helped with the renovation.

Gone are the uneven grey slabs after the transformation, costing £11,000, with new features including raised flower-beds, easy wheelchair access and handrails, so patients with reduced mobility can enjoy it safely, installed.

League of Friends Chair Mike Perry will show Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire William Tucker around the new garden and talk to him about the League of Friends’ fundraising and volunteer work at the Heanor Road hospital.

See pictures next week.