Garden gets makeover at Clair Hall vaccination centre in Haywards Heath

Volunteers have revamped the courtyard garden at Clair Hall vaccination centre in Haywards Heath.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 5:49 pm

Patients receiving their Covid-19 jabs will now walk past a tidy space with new plants, clean paintwork and spotless windows.

The makeover was funded by a £200 donation to the venue on Perrymount Road, which has now given vaccines to more than 30,000 people from Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and surrounding areas.

Lesley and Mike Bright from Dolphins Practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG) thanked Emily Rae, co-owner of Plants4Presents, who donated more than 70 plants.

From left: Lee Duyvesteyn, Paul Cooper and Marcel Duyvesteyn. Picture: Lee Duyvesteyn
From left: Lee Duyvesteyn, Paul Cooper and Marcel Duyvesteyn. Picture: Lee Duyvesteyn

“I just want to be able to give something back to the community,” said Emily.

Lesley and Mike also thanked UpCountry Garden Centre, Scaynes Hill, for delivering discounted soil, bark and plants.

The volunteer workers were Marcel Duyvesteyn, Lee Duyvesteyn and Paul Cooper. Peter Thurman, a Sussex-based independent garden designer, offered guidance on the suitability of the plants.

Lesley and Mike said: “We hope everyone who is visiting, working or volunteering at Clair Hall will enjoy the courtyard transformation. We have really enjoyed pouring some love and investing some time into Clair Hall.”

The courtyard garden at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, has been given a makeover. Picture: Lee Duyvesteyn

Clair Hall went live as a vaccination centre on December 28, and GP Federation Alliance for Better Care (ABC) has been working with Mid Sussex Primary Care Networks to deliver the programme.

Volunteers from the Patient Participation Groups have been supporting the team, working together as a Locality Group to share local information with patients.

Find out more about the Covid-19 vaccination programme at Clair Hall here.

The courtyard garden at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, has been given a makeover. Picture: Lee Duyvesteyn