The Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity team commissioned an illustrator to create bespoke artwork for the paediatric unit in the new Emergency Department, giving the facility a unique look and feel.
A wildlife theme was chosen to reflect the rural nature of Leighton’s surroundings. The paediatric team worked with artist, Dan Savage, to include imagery which helped to explain to children and their carers, what the different uniforms signify, with the aim of putting everyone at ease. The style and colours used in the work were also important elements of the overall scheme.
The project was made possible by MCH Charity, which provides funds to enhance environments and the experience of patients. In the last two years, the charity has supported more than 200 projects across Cheshire, thanks to a total income during that time of more than £1 million.
Emma Robertson, MCH Charity Manager, said: “We were delighted to support our colleagues in ED and help to create something really special for both patients and staff. Over the next 12 months, the charity will be working with the Trust to develop a range of professionally commissioned art projects to transform the look of our hospitals and outside spaces, as well as helping to improve patient experience and the wellbeing of our workforce.”
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity is a registered charity which supports the excellent work of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We do this by providing funding for state-of-the-art equipment, new facilities and all the added extras that make people's experience at our hospitals and in our community services the best it can be. We also provide funding for specialist training for Trust staff, which enhances their skills and helps them to provide even better care to their patients. We couldn't do any of this without the ongoing support, hard work and generosity of our local communities who donate to, and fundraise for, the charity.
Website - https://mchcharity.org/