Colchester Hospital to create 'Time Garden' for terminally ill patients

The garden will be created in this courtyard in the hospital grounds Credit: Colchester Hospital

Colchester General Hospital has released plans to create a special garden for terminally ill patients and their families.

The 'Time Garden' will be built in this courtyard area and will be the only one of its kind in the East of England.

It will cost around £160,00 and hospital staff are going to take part in Colchester's Startlight Walk this weekend to start the fund raising campaign.

Staff are hoping to fund raise for the new 'Time Garden' Credit: Colchester Hospital

"We're convinced that having our own Time Garden will help us to improve the experience of patients in the last weeks and days of life, as well as for their families. It will allow patients who are on a ward to choose to have some time on their own with their loved ones. "

– Beverley Pickett, End of Life Care Facilitator

It will include a pavilion with enough space for two beds, a seating area, and facilities to make drinks and listen to music.

Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC) has created a special Time Garden fund where donations can be made.