21 July 2015
Sowing the seeds of hope
Beautiful and inspiring 'word trees' are adorning the
wards at The Victoria Centre in Swindon. The trees give service
users and carers the chance to leave a positive message of hope for
those visiting the wards in the future.
The trees are part of a number of schemes at the Centre which
help to provide a positive and open environment. Other displays
include extensive patient information booklets, details about
safety records, Friends and Family Test results and a flip chart
for carers to provide immediate feedback based on a different theme
Admin Manager Julie French said, "The carers have responded
positively to the trees and visitors seem to feel comforted by
reading the messages they have left. The patients on our functional
ward also like their tree and one patient said it made her cry to
read the lovely messages of hope which others had left."
The Trust continues to promote recovery and hope. The trees
contribute to the positive environment at the Centre and helps
carers to feel secure that loved ones will receive the highest
quality of care.