Hospital’s gardens win award for being blooming lovely!

27 October 2017

Patients and visitors frequently comment how welcoming and green the grounds of the Queen Victoria Hospital are, and they’re now officially prize winning thanks to an accolade at this year’s East Grinstead in Bloom awards.

The hospital was named “best commercial property” in the recent awards which look to improve the local environment for the benefit of all, and is a local version of the Britain in Bloom scheme.

East Grinstead Mayor Julie Mockford, Chair of East Grinstead in Bloom, caught up with John and Kevin the hospital’s gardening duo to present them with their award, along with Queen Victoria Hospital Chief Executive, Steve Jenkin.

John Hobden, the hospital’s Grounds Supervisor, said: “We’re delighted that Queen Victoria Hospital won the best commercial property category at the East Grinstead in Bloom awards. Making the hospital a welcoming and green space where patients and visitors can take time out and just be is important to us and we’re pleased that our work has been recognised.”

Steve Jenkin, Chief Executive of Queen Victoria Hospital, commented: “It’s an honour that we’ve won this well-regarded local award. John and Kevin work tirelessly on our grounds and I’d like to add my thanks to them both for all they do to make our hospital welcoming for our staff, visitors and patients.

Pictured: Steve Jenkin, Kevin Tyrell-Dann, Julie Mockford and John Hobden with the much deserved East Grinstead In Bloom award.