I began work last week on putting a tree at each of the ten wards in the new Adult Mental Health Unit at Llandough Hospital. The building itself is called simply Hafan Y Coed (Haven of trees), and is based around this theme, with pieces of art throughout, inspired by nature. Even the cladding on the outside of the building looks like bark.

As there’s no signage yet I did get extremely lost at one point, but thoroughly enjoyed doing the first two trees – although I did keep expecting somebody to tap me on the shoulder and tell me off…

Look forward to continuing next week. Once it’s up and running, patients will be asked to put a thought or poem onto a leaf to stick onto these trees, and so they’ll continue to grow long after I say goodbye to them. I likey.

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