Hospital del Salvador

Hospital del Salvador (HDS) is a public hospital located in the commune of Providencia in the Metropolitan Region. It has over twelve interior gardens, which have great potential to become healing gardens, and accessible areas for patients, family, and staff members. This hospital is visited by over 250 thousand individuals a year. This hospital was built in 1871, and the gardens have never been redesigned, or maintained throughout.

Our objective, together with Fundación Inspira, is to evaluate, redesign, and implement strategies to create these areas into healing gardens. To date, there have been six garden transformations, five of which Fundación Cosmos has been a part of.

“Observing a garden can accelerate recovery from surgery, infections or other discomforts.” Dr. Roger Ulrich, co-founder of the Center for Health Systems and Design of the University of Texas A&M.

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