Facilities 7 November 2023

Bringing calm to the Emergency Department

We've contributed £52,000 towards bespoke artwork, lighting and furniture, as part of King's work to transform the Majors area of the Emergency Department at Denmark Hill.
Gail Scott-Spicer, the Charity's CEO, standing in front of artwork of Ruskin Park in the newly refurbished ED Majors

The Emergency Department (ED) at King's College Hospital is one of the busiest in the country, and with the demand for urgent care rising, it's only getting busier. That's why we're delighted to support a major refurbishment project undergone by the Trust, which will enhance both the capacity and environment of the ED Majors area. 

A dedicated team of representatives from the ED department, patient experience and the charity have worked together to transform the area completely. Soothing artwork, modern furniture and LED skylights have been installed to create a more calming space for both patients and staff. 

The artwork, reflecting scenes of the local area, has been handpicked to ease anxiety and create a relaxing atmosphere in a space where patient waiting times can be long.

A charity representative standing in front of local artwork scenes displayed in ED majors
Soothing scenes of Ruskin Park brighten up one of the ED Majors cubicles

LED skylights which mimic natural daylight brighten up the space for patients as well as staff, which is particularly important during the lack of daylight in winter months.

Gail Scott-Spicer, the Charity's CEO, standing in front of LED Skylights in ED Majors
The charity has contributed towards LED Skylights (like those pictured with the charity's CEO Gail Scott-Spicer) to brighten up the area
"As a charity, we are delighted to support this refurbishment, which has completely transformed the space of the Majors area of the Emergency Department. As well as increasing capacity in an incredibly busy area, the soothing artwork and bespoke furniture will make a huge difference to the wellbeing of patients who come through its doors."
Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive Officer, King's College Hospital Charity

Thank you to Sound Environments, King's ED team and mental health advisory groups, and not least our incredible supporters, who have brought this project to life. 

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