Ann’s gift of a rose

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A PATIENT has donated a beautiful rose bush to Scarborough Hospital’s new sensory garden outside Maple ward.

The gift was presented by Ann Dales, of Beeford, near Driffield, who after undergoing four operations with the trust wanted to say a lasting “thank you”.

Mrs Dales had the operations between 2008 and 2010, which included two keyhole knee surgery and two shoulder operations.

Ann, who was under the care of orthopaedic consultants Mark Andrews and Jonathan Livesey, wanted to convey her thanks to the two surgeons and all the staff who helped look after her during her four hospital stays.

She said: “After hearing that the trust was building a new sensory garden, I thought that a contribution to this project would be a great way to say thank you to everyone.”

James Hayward, director of facilities, said: “The sensory garden aims to provide a calming diversion from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of the hospital, benefitting both patients and staff.

“We have worked the addition of Ann’s rose tree into the design and would like to thank her for her gratitude and thoughtful donation.”

Scarborough Hospital maintenance supervisor Shaun Fletcher (front) plants the new rose bush with (from left).. arts coordinator Jo Davis, capital projects manager Malcolm Miller, former patient Ann Dales and Helen Dales. 111814a. Picture by Kevin Allen.