To mark the 76th birthday of the NHS today, Caring Minds and the Birmingham Community Healthcare (BCHC) charity commissioned a new sculpture for Moseley Hall Hospital, home to our Juniper site.

A local artist created the dandelion sculpture as part of the Garden of Reflection and our Chief Executive, Roísìn Fallon-Williams unveiled it.

The base details the swirl from the Caring Minds and Trust logo and the dandelion is BCHC’s symbol for end-of-life services, signifying the fragility of life and the resilience of those that remain.

Roísìn said:

“I love how the dandelion clock is being blown, sewing seeds around the site symbolising new life. It’s wonderful that the steel for this sculpture also has new life, having previously been used by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.”

After the pandemic, the Trust wanted to create suitable places for quiet reflection and remembrance. The two charities funded a Garden of Reflection at Moseley Hall Hospital and the new sculpture acts as a focal point, as well as being a tribute to the dedication, compassion, and strength of our NHS.