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Formerly: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Blooming great award for Whiston Hospital

Whiston Hospital officially has the best NHS gardens in the North West. The Whiston site picked up the North West in Bloom Award for Best Hospital Grounds in a special ceremony with St Helens Hospital also picking up a Gold Award.

Thanks to the superb work of our partners, David Platt Landscapes, both sites were rewarded for their commitment to creating and maintaining attractive environments that benefit patients, visitors and staff as well as the local community.

Ann Marr, Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Whiston Hospital has been recognised as the Best in the North West, and that both hospitals achieved the prestigious gold award for our excellent grounds.  

“The Trust is proud to provide hospital environments that are welcoming and calming, and our patients, visitors and staff regularly tell me how much they appreciate and enjoy the gardens.

“I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the local businesses who sponsor us to provide the wonderful plants and flowers and to David J Platt Landscapes and his team who year on year provide the most beautiful surroundings for our patients and staff.”

Handing out the awards Darren Share, chair of the RHS Britain in Bloom judges, said: “Our congratulations go to all the finalists for their incredible commitment and the difference their hard work makes to their communities.

"Groups were passionate and innovative, they showed how important it is for green space and environmental projects to be at the heart of community life.”