Burns patients who need a quiet area for relaxation and therapy can now benefit from a £500 renovation of the roof garden at Salisbury District Hospital.
The renovation has been funded by the B.U.G.S. (Burns Unit Group Support) charity and includes a newly planted herb and vegetable garden, plants and shrubs, together with new garden furniture.
Charlotte Maidment, Senior Occupational Therapist on the Burns Unit said: “Around 800 people a year will need some form of treatment or ongoing therapy on the Burns Unit, and the roof garden provides a nice quiet area in the open where patients can relax and get better. They can also take part in a number of therapeutic activities which will help in their own recovery and help them adapt to life outside the hospital.”
Mrs Maidment added: “We are very grateful to B.U.G.S. and their contributors for all their help and I would like to thank them for their continued support of the Burns Unit and our patients.”
Notes to editors:
B.U.G.S. is a charity which supports adults and children who have been burned. It also supports their families and carers. The group was founded in May 2000 by staff trained in burn care and a former patient.
B.U.G.S. is open to all current and previous burn patients who choose to join. The group offers support, friendship, practical information and advice. It also helps to link into professional help and advice, therapy and treatment. Support is provided for as long as people want it.
For further information please contact:
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170