"Great partnership working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust: Involvement, Local Services and Forensic services"

About: Wathwood Hospital

(as the patient),

Patient opinion iPad is launched today at the Rosewood Centre in Ollerton. Volunteers will be able to leave their opinions and stories about NHS services and contribute.

This is a selection of short comments from the planting up of the new Meden Ward Garden at the Millbrook Hospital by Service Users, Carers, and Staff:

Marion, Lawrence unit:  lovely turnout, fantastic area. Look forward to a lovely garden in the spring.

Helen, Art team: brilliant and really positive all getting involved. Looks so much better.

Picu patient: very good to be involved. Great to have two gardens for smoking and non smoking as some don't like to smoke. 

Anthony: thinks the garden is great and good to have two gardens. 

Daz, Involvement Centre: Here to photograph for Rosewood, good fun. Nice garden. Great to see all really active. 

Ingrid, Rosewood: fantastic idea, can't wait til spring, really colourful.  Raised beds are perfect. 

Graham, Wathwood: Good to work together, not a lot do it. Good for patients to be involved.

Caroline MIllbrook: I have lead the project and it has been an absolute pleasure working with the involvement centre, Wathwood and older people. The planting day is great to see all working together. I have had so many positive comments. Thank you to all involved in making the day a success. 

Centre Manager: What a fantastic day at Millbrook hospital  I am the centre manager from the Rosewood involvement centre, it's just so nice seeking Local, forensic and involvement working together in partnership working collectively to benefit others. The Meaden ward at Millbrook now have a garden to view and relax in. Fantastic.

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Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

I've worked at Millbrook for 27yrs and have seen many changes and collaborations over those years. I was on site during the garden planting and must say it was one of the most successful partnership events I have seen here at Millbrook. The involvement team from Rosewood, staff and patients from Wathwood, the peer support service, ward staff and patients, Art staff and patients and the admin team all worked tirelessly on possibly the coldest day of the year to date. The result is a wonderful environment, which will begin to blossom in the spring for patients and staff to enjoy. The setting and plants were provided by Wathwood Hospital and are excellent quality.

Jo Horsley

Acute Services Manager and County Recovery/Involvement lead Millbrook Mental Health Unit Kingsmill Hospital Mansfield Road Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire

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Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Wathwood has been working closely with Rosewood to develop involvement within the Trust. When it was suggested that the horticulture team could help in the grounds at Millbrook the team was very enthusiastic and they reported to having an excellent day and talked about making many new friends. I am so pleased that this feeling were mutually shared, and we look forward to future projects working together.

Phil Dickinson

Ward Manager

Wathwood Hospital