All things bright and beautiful in the Paediatric Emergency Department

The new artwork at the Paediatric ED waiting room

Thanks to your generous donations, our Paediatric Emergency Department has transformed into a vibrant and eye-catching environment - providing a warm welcome for the children and young people who visit.

A grant of over £7,000 enabled the Paediatric ED team to deliver unique artwork to decorate the different parts of the department. Following its recent extension and full refurbishment, the area already looked bright and colourful but through the use of the new graphics, the team has been able to improve the experience for young visitors and create a calm and friendly setting. 

The graphics, along with the use of colour coded areas, also help people to identify the location of the department and the different areas within it, helping to reduce stress for families navigating their way around.
The treatment rooms at the Paediatric Emergency Department

Underwater scenes featuring vibrant fish and shells, parachuting characters descending through rainbows and rugged mountain ranges are just some of the images adorning the walls in the main entrance and waiting area. The large-scale graphics have also been used to obscure doors in triage, creating privacy for patients attending the department which provides urgent and emergency care from 0-18 years.

Catherine Livingston, Clinical Lead in Paediatric ED, led the application for funding of the artwork. Catherine said: “Some of the children and young people feel very frightened when they arrive and this artwork will really help to distract them from these anxious moments. Thanks to the Charity's funding, we've now got a calm and friendly environment for the child and young people who need to access our services, as well aid privacy and dignity on glass doored cubicles."
The western theme and mountain themes are located on the corridors of the Paediatric ED department

Help us continue to support projects like this by donating today. We wouldn’t have been able to fund this transformation without the support of our donors, legacy supporters and fundraisers. Thank you.

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