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Transforming St John's

We are so proud to have transformed a previously unused courtyard into a beautiful, family friendly garden to support new parents experiencing perinatal health issues at St John’s Hospital.

The Mother and Baby Unit garden benefits both the mental and physical health of new parents and their babies by providing a peaceful, non-clinical space away from the often busy ward.

It is a safe place where parents can relax in the fresh air and bond with their baby, and also provides a secure environment where visiting children can play and spend quality time with their family.

The revamp includes sensory plants and a seating area, and those staying at the Mother and Baby Unit with green fingers are encouraged to help out with the garden’s upkeep if they so wish.

The unit and its staff are so important to parents who have postnatal mental health problems and the garden will help them to get out of the ward and reconnect with nature during their time here.

Mum staying at the Mother and Baby Unit

The Mother and Baby Unit garden was only made possible thanks to donations from wonderful supporters like you. To find out more about how you can support St John’s Hospital, click below.