13th July 2020 Garden is recognition of the hospital's response to Covid-19
Naas General Hospital officially opened a beautiful garden for staff on Monday 05th July 2020. Naas Gardaí raised the funds for the garden by organising a number of events supported by the people of Kildare West Wicklow in recognition of the care provided by staff of Naas General Hospital to patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic. A number of Kildare Gardai volunteered to either have their heads shaved, dyed or wear a novelty wig for a week. The garden was designed and delivered by Mr Brian Burke local Gardening expert wanted to give something back to his local hospital by creating the garden.
Alice Kinsella General Manager said, “On behalf of the Hospital I would sincerely like to thank Superintendent Oliver Henry, Gardaí Garry Cogan and all the local Gardaí for their ongoing support to the hospital but particularly during the Covid 19 pandemic where the Community Policing Division provided significant assistance to the hospital on numerous occasions Naas General Hospital also acknowledged the support provided by Woodies for the supply of plants, flowers and furniture.” Anne Murphy, Director of Nursing at Naas General Hospital, “I would like to thank all involved in the project. It will provide a very welcome space for staff to get a break from the busy ward environment. Thank you also to Friends of Naas Hospital for their support with this project and their ongoing support to various service improvements for the patients of Naas General Hospital.”
The garden will be a legacy for all staff to enjoy for many years to come but will always be a constant reminder of the support and appreciation received from the very generous members of the public as a thank you for service provided by the frontline workers of Naas General Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.