Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through
our plans to relocate the baby memorial garden at the University
Hospital of North Durham.
We would like to apologise for the delay with the project as we
have had to manage some additional planning requirements relating
to the demolition of the east wing corridor on the site which have
impacted on the relocation timescales.
We are making progress. We have now removed and safely stored
all of the plaques and memorabilia from the existing garden and
work is underway on the new space.
We'd like to share with you some further updates and do hope to
be back in touch with you soon to confirm an opening date for the
new garden and to invite you to an official opening event.
When we relocate the plaques in the new space this will be done
in alphabetical order as we discussed during the engagement
sessions. All of the plaques and memorabilia were photographed
while in situ in the existing garden and the memorabilia items will
be placed back in the same order in the new space. However, once
the garden is complete and open, loved ones will be welcome to move
any of these items should you so wish.
The secure gate and new fencing is being put in place and the
top soil will be relocated to the new garden over the coming
You may see some social media activity over the next couple of
weeks as we would like to offer our local businesses and
communities the opportunity to be involved with the garden
relocation by supporting us with additional plants and seating for
the garden to help enhance the new space. If any of you would
like to know more about this then please contact Gillian.firstname.lastname@example.org
We still also need to finalise the plans for a sculpture in the
new garden and the plans to potentially use the existing tree in
the current garden. We are working to identify a local artist to
help with this part of the project.
We would also at this stage like to ask you to share your views
on the name of the new garden.
You may recall from some of the original artist impressions that
the new garden is shaped like a figure 8, which also looks like an
infinity symbol. This seems to hold some potential symbolism for
the new garden and we therefore wondered what your thoughts would
be on naming the garden the 'infinity garden'. We have set up a
short survey to ask for your views on this or any alternative
suggestions you may have:
We will continue to share updates with you directly and on our
website but please do get in touch if you have any queries: email@example.com
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