Why Develop an Orchard?
University Hospital Llandough is fast becoming a long term recovery and rehabilitation hospital. For many of our patients, their conditions and treatments are long term, keeping them away from their friends, family and familiar environments. This can be for many months while they regain their health or learn to live with managing their present health in a different way. Being away from family and friends and ‘living’ within a clinical environment can have an impact on the patient’s wellbeing and in turn slow recovery, leading to a longer hospital stay.
Our Health Meadow – Ein Dôl Iechyd will enhance the benefits of health and wellbeing while supporting our patients on their journey of recovery and rehabilitation. It will allow patients to be taken out of the traditional clinical environment and enjoy fresh air and natural light which can assist with recovery.
The health benefits of environmental factors and the impact of nature and wildlife upon physical and mental wellbeing has long been recognised and Our Health Meadow – Ein Dôl Iechyd will enhance this vision.