The Palliative Care Team at Colchester General Hospital is very committed to providing the same high-quality care that is available in the best hospices. They want to implement some of the ambitions set out in National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership, Ambitions for End of Life and Palliative Care (A national framework for local action 2015-2020) to give patients; choice, privacy and dignity, comfort and well-being.
“I can make the last stage of my life as good as possible”.
The aim of the Time Garden is to provide a place for quiet contemplation, peaceful reflection and privacy for patients who are nearing the end of life. It will mean that very sick patients can enjoy time outdoors in a beautiful garden setting. In this calm leafy space, patients and families can spend valuable time together, off the busy hospital wards, enjoying the fresh air and scents of the garden. There will be a ‘log cabin’ which can accommodate a hospital bed or wheelchair, a seating area and kitchenette. With doors onto the garden, it will be a place for visits from much loved pets and even a venue for wedding and other family celebrations.