Portsmouth hospital staff get their tools out

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MILITARY health staff from the defence unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital helped spruce up the garden of a deaf children’s charity.

Nursing personnel from the E level surgical wards at Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit Portsmouth took part in a community project at The Elizabeth Foundation.

The foundation, which is in the grounds of QA, helps with early diagnosis and specialises in educating deaf children.

The nursing team cleared the playground of unwanted trees and moss growing on the footpaths, which were becoming a slippery.

The flower beds leading to the entrance of the building were given a fresh lease of life, with new bulbs and the children’s toys were washed down.

The basement was cleared of unwanted fencing, which was cut down and taken to the recycling centre.

Private Jennifer Vincent, healthcare assistant at the unit, said: ‘Our experience was incredibly humbling and a great insight into the skills used to develop a deaf child’s speech.’