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We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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Date: 10 May 2023
Students donate artwork to brighten up hospital wards
Art students from Fareham College have donated colourful prints to display across our hospital wards.
Using their own style and imagination, students have created colourful and engaging artwork for Queen Alexandra Hospital.
The C1 and C2 wards at the hospital, where the artwork will be displayed, mainly occupies elderly patients, often with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust’s Clinical Manager Jacqui Blunden felt that the wards looked bland and that the patients would often feel bored.
The aim of the project was to not only brighten up ward spaces, but also encourage elderly patients to get out of bed and move around. Jacqui, who organised the project alongside Advance Clinical Practitioner Sue Jones, said: “I think it’ll be great for the patients to have something nice to look at. Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia might relate to one of the artworks.”
The generous donation included a variety of designs and practises, including embroidery, painting, and oil pastels. The designs ranged from animals, landscapes, abstract shapes, and portraits.
Fareham College Work Placement Officer Bethany Brown, who delivered the artwork, said: “Jacqui got in touch and explained how the wards were looking quite bland, so we wanted to do something to help brighten the patients and visitors’ day.”
Clinical Manager Jacqui hopes the project will encourage more schools and colleges to get involved and create their own artwork to display across wards. She added: “Hopefully this project will grow even more.
Staff and patients alike really appreciate this kind donation, and it will have a positive impact on the overall patient experience being able to see pieces of art to brighten up our walls.”
If you work in a school or college and would like to donate artwork to the Trust, please email firstname.lastname@example.org