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Ex-footballer Joe Cole launches new NHS hospital garden

Garden

image captionThe garden is designed to allow staff and patients to “rest, reflect and recuperate”

Former England footballer Joe Cole has launched a garden designed to promote well-being at a hospital.

Located at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, the garden is planned to be the first of several in the country.

The aim is to allow staff, patients and visitors to “connect with nature” and “rest, reflect and recuperate”.

The project is being supported by Mr Cole and his wife Carly’s 11 Foundation, which works with charities on community initiatives.

Mr Cole played for West Ham United, Chelsea and Liverpool and won 56 caps for England.

image captionCarly Cole said they were particularly keen to work with inner city hospitals

He said: “I’m a big believer in the power of nature, even more so when we were all cooped up, for

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