Staff at Knighton Community Hospital have praised their local League of Friends for their kind donation to cover the cost of a new sensory garden.

The sensory garden can be enjoyed by patients, residents, staff and visitors of the community hospital.

The infrastructure of the garden – paving, planters and gravel has now been completed by contractors and planting in the raised beds is to take place shortly.

Powys Teaching Health Board’s Christina Creemer thanked the group for their donation and said: “We cannot thank our local League of Friends enough.”

“Thanks to their donation we’ve been able to get someone in to make a tired looking area into a welcoming place that will be amazing once the planters are in bloom,” added Ms Creemer.

League of Friends Trustee Rebe Brick added “We are really pleased to be able to pass on the donations from members of our community to improve the facilities at Knighton hospital in this way.”

The new garden will be for the use of people who are within the maternity ward, using the five reablement beds, living at Cottage View, for staff of the hospital as well as patients accessing outpatient appointments at the hospital.

Knighton Hospital is a health facility on Ffrydd Road. It is managed by Powys Teaching Health Board.