Built on the site of a Victorian mansion, Wexham Park Hospital is a large NHS hospital near Slough in Berkshire. It is managed by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, who got in touch with the eibe team during 2019 to talk about a new play scheme.
Responding with myriad of creative design ideas that aimed to add harmony and sensitivity to the atmosphere and ethos of the hospital, eibe worked alongside Emma Carr, Arts, Creative Health and Communications Manager at Frimley Health Charity to effect the project. The end result is a lovely bright, colourful play zone that is sure to entertain children for years to come.
The £50K sensory garden features tunnels, musical chimes, and educative play panels, as well as separate teen and sensory areas. The kaleidascopic space also includes seating areas, a sports wall, a Hobbit House for counselling, plus play and physio equipment - all designed to help patients whilst in the hospital's care - a video can be viewed here
To add to the celebratory seasonal festivities, the area was opened by none other than Father Christmas himself.