Work to start on hospital roof garden

Work on a special £80,000 roof garden for dementia patients is due to start at Buxton’s Cavendish Hospital this morning, (Saturday).

Builders will start work on the frame and decking and the garden will be developed over a four-week period.

A crane will be on site today until about lunch time. During this time some disabled car parking bays will not be available and access to the main entrance doors will be limited to emergency vehicles. The main car parks will still be open.

Ann Regan, Junior Sister on the Spencer ward, said: “Having free and easy access to an outdoor space will make a huge difference to patients on the Spencer ward.”

All those who helped raise funds were thanked for their support, including the Cat & Fiddle pub and Buxton Water.

The project also received £15,000 from the King’s Fund charity.