Team effort creates plush pad in play room garden

02-08-17 Team effort creates plush pad in play room garden

WEDNESDAY, 2 AUGUST, 2017

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L-R: WILLIE BAXTER, GAVIN WALLACE AND DERRICK SMITH WITH SISTERS ILIANA (LEFT) AND KALI GORMAN.

Team effort creates plush pad in play room garden

A generous anonymous donor has donated two play houses to the Children’s Hospital at Ninewells.

A generous donor donated enough money to fund two play houses for the outdoor play area in the Children’s Hospital.

The property department at Ninewells was happy to lend a hand in putting them together and the first house has been finished and is already being used by children in the hospital.

Willie Baxter, a joiner with NHS Tayside said, “It’s been a real team effort from everyone and great to work on something different. The painters painted it white and once it was dry, Gavin and Derrick and I put it together in the warehouse. Once it was built, we took it to the play room garden and laid anti slip vinyl flooring.

“Now it is back to the usual routine maintenance around the hospital until the next play house is ready to go up.”

Gillian Doig, Play Specialist at the Children’s Hospital said, “It’s so great to see the first house up and being used. We’d like to thank our generous benefactor for donating the funds for the play houses and a huge thanks to our colleagues from property for building them and making them look fab.

“I’m sure they will be very popular with our young patients and their families.”

Contact:

Lyndsey Daun

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 424138