The £500,000 appeal to create a therapeutic roof garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has received a £10,000 boost from global energy company, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd.
The garden, which is due to be completed this year, will feature mature trees, shrubs and plants, with walkways suitable for patients in wheelchairs or hospital beds.
Nexen has given another £5,000 to add to a £5,000 donation it made at the start of the project in 2012.
Steve Regulski, chairman of the firm’s donations committee, said: “The hospital’s teams provide fantastic support and expertise for people within the Aberdeen community and beyond and we hope this garden will make patients’ experience even better.”
NHS Grampian chaplain James Falconer, who has spearheaded the appeal from the start, said the project had come a significant step closer.
“The floor which will support the garden above the new entrance to ARI’s emergency department is complete and we will shortly be going out to tender for the installation of the garden itself,” he added.