The top floor of Hull Royal Infirmary is now vibrant with colour and images of marine life. The highest part of the tower block is where the poorliest children in the area are provided with medical care and support, and this week it received a beautiful facelift. Sue Stephenson, the High Sheriff of East Riding of Yorkshire and WISHH Charity Chairman, officially unveiled the new look Coral Ward 130 after £6,500 was raised through the WISHH charity to enhance the ward environment.
As a result of incredible public generosity together with support from the AMB Charitable Trust and funding as part of the Trusts Arts Strategy; woodwork has been painted in calming blue and pastel colours and members of Ward 130 staff have worked alongside the team at The Deep to create aquatic inspired artwork, including dolphins and penguin transfers to reflect the city’s fishing history and the success of The Deep. Those cubicles used by older children are brightly decorated and have sunflowers and trees incorporated into their designs.
The playroom, corridors and treatment rooms have also being decorated and our own fish tunnel created as a result of the amazing support received improving the overall ward environment.
High Sheriff, Sue Stephenson said; “This art project has created a bold, bright, beautiful, magical, underwater kingdom for children who have come into the hospital. The parents and children who I spoke to love it, and staff say it is a wonderful distraction for children undergoing treatment.
“Huge thanks go to the ward staff for their vision along with the team at the Deep and supporters who backed this campaign, without whose help this couldn’t have happened”
Junior Sister Helen Lyon said; “We can’t thank everyone enough for their fantastic support of our appeal, including the team at John E Wright Print and Signage who installed the stickers. It has made such a difference to the children we care for, helping lift their spirits as we look after them in this wonderful and bright environment.”