Decorating departments with artwork

18.08.16   Categories: News from the hospital, How donations help

Image: Lorna Stewart, Clinic Coordinator, showing off the fabulous artwork

Patients and staff in the Department of Nuclear Medicine and the Chemotherapy Day Centre are benefitting from gorgeous new artwork on the walls, thanks to donations.

The artwork helps create a brighter and more relaxed environment. It’s especially effective in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, where the artworks adorn the patient waiting areas. The unit is in a lower ground floor space with no windows, so the scheme is a fantastic way to enhance the area.

Thanks to donations, the pieces are on loan from Paintings in Hospitals, a national charity that uses art to inspire better health and wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors.

The aim is to brighten up surroundings and make patient areas stimulating and supportive spaces, promoting a more comfortable and less medical environment.

‘We’re thrilled to be helping to introduce new visual art into King’s,’ says the Director of Paintings in Hospitals, Ben Pearce. ‘Displaying artworks in areas like this helps create more comfortable, relaxing and calming environments, which we believe will reduce stress and anxiety for patients and their families.’

Donations help with improving the environment at King’s in many different ways. Find out more about how you can get involved and keep making King’s better and brighter for our patients. 


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