York Hospital
August 5, 2016 by Sue in Public, Reflective, York 0 Comments

Cancer Care Centre Healing Garden, York Hospital In my role as the Manager of the Cancer Care Centre here at York Hospital, I have worked with Sue over the last couple of years in our quest to create a beautiful space within a public building. We hoped very much to inspire relaxation, privacy and respect for the users of this area, through creative planting and beautiful seating. Sue and I worked together as part of a small team to ensure that this was vision was made possible on the York Hospital site. This team encompassed capital planning, arts, finance and department management. Sue was to create a tranquil area, a place of contemplation and relaxation for those affected by cancer to spend time together as a family or equally on ones own. The location we chose backed onto two hospital departments and was currently wasteland with multiple utilities within. There were a multitude of technical and logistical hurdles to jump over before we could even start to plan the work – however, Sue's enthusiasm never waned. We worked up a tight brief to create a beautiful walkway adjacent to the peaceful courtyard garden. The walkway was a desolate area crying […]

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