How to Make Sure Your Health Facility Receives a Clean Bill of Health from Our Judges

Our final 2015 Open+Direct Insurance ‘Best Kept’ Awards deadline is fast approaching (Friday 22nd GillarooMay) and we are keen to drive entries for each of the three Health and Social Care categories. We would like staff and residents from daycare, residential and healthcare facilities to get on-board and showcase the beautifully kept gardens and cleanliness of their premises.

For this reason we have decided to share a few quotes from our judges regarding last year’s winners. Remember you still have time after entry submission to get outdoors and spruce up your facility, as judging will not commence until later this summer.

A few quotes from our judges;

Gillis Memory Centre, Armagh

“A wonderful oasis of peace and tranquillity for the residents, most of the garden features are an abundance of colour and summer flowering baskets and tubs – A real gem of a garden!”

Gillaroo Lodge Nursing Home, Larne

“This facility continues to improve its general standard every year and this year has added new areas.  The immense variety of flowers, plants and shrubs is very impressive. A truly outstanding facility cared for by the residents and staff.”

Knockbracken Day Centre, Belfast

“This facility has maintained the high standard it set last year.  It has a delightful small courtyard garden which is well-kept by enthusiastic day clients and staff.  A deserving winner!”

Adelaide House, Belfast

“The excellent garden at this facility is well used and appreciated by residents, with some new design features and a very high standard of maintenance. The resident who leads the ongoing development of this garden is to be commended – A joy to visit.”

Slievegrane, Downpatrick

“This facility has retained the high standards of recent years and is again a worthy winner.  The absence of litter, the extensive provision of colourful summer flowers and a number of design features highlighted the significant input by all the residents.  Well done!”

St. Luke’s Hospital, Armagh

“St Luke’s Hospital is a massive site, which is very impressive. It was very tidy and free from weeds and litter with new trees planted and old garages removed. This has helped the overall view, a truly deserving winner.”