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The garden was originally a a small plot of land left empty between the Neurosurgery wards and offices.  Donated funds enabled the plot to be filled with flowers, a tree and a pond; unfortunately over time the garden became neglected.
In 2018 a Neurosurgery nurse won a Dobbie's Garden Centre National competition to improve a community area, volunteer medical staff then removed tons of waste and started planting.
Headway and the Manchester Bee artist donated murials to brighten the brick walls, B K Hero's and a previous patient made and donated garden benches and SDNF donated a sum of money to buy more flowers and bushes.
Being outside is a huge benefit to patients who may become agitated while staying on the ward for some time, and those using a wheelchair have the freedom to jgo outside by themselves.  It is also possible for patients and relatives to find some peace after receiving bad news, and staff can enjoy a break between shifts.
Christmas in the garden was magical with fairy lights, tree and a even a Christmas Fayre to raise more funds.  It is hoped to hold various fundraising activities to help maintain the garden along with a building application to widen the access door to enable patients in beds to access the fresh air.
 
21 May 2019.  Baroness Susan Greenfield gave an excellent lecture on A Neuroscientific Perspective On Consciousness.   The lecture hall was full; 120 people attended and were invited to attend the buffet afterwards.  This prestigous lecture recognised SDNF's 30th year.   Severn Healthcare and Integra Codman kindly supported this event.
 
 
 

21st May 2019 Baroness Susan Greenfield delivered the Annual lecture on 'A Neuroscientific perspective on Consciousness'.  

 

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The Annual lecture 2018 Thursday 24 May at RPH Education Centre 1 Lecrute Theatre 7-8pm

Professor James Goodrich lecturing on "Conjoined Twins".

 

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 Professor John Darling agreed to deliver the SDNF Annual Lecture on Tuesday 23 May 2017 at RPH Education Centre 1 Lecture Theatre 7-8pm. 

Please see the images from the event below.

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