Launched by East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity, the Sunshine Appeal is raising funds to transform two outdoor spaces at Lister Hospital for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy the benefits of being outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
The first space to be created is an outside terrace so patients in the intensive care unit can be moved outside in their beds to feel fresh air on their faces, see the sky have a break away from the beeping machines of the ward. The sad fact is, in some cases, it may be the last time they get to see the sky.
The second space will be a beautiful deck area outside the restaurant for patients, visitors and all our hard-working NHS staff to be able to take a break outside away from the busy hospital environment.
With the positive health benefits of being outside in the fresh air and sunshine known to help boost physical and mental wellbeing, these two spaces will have huge and long-lasting benefits to everyone at Lister Hospital.
East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity, registered charity number 1053338, is the official charity of the Lister Hospital.