Artworks for Pembroke Ward

swans and graphical shapes - artwork design for bedroom Pembroke ward

A series of bespoke designed artworks for the bedrooms, bays and entrance to the new Pembroke Ward and Suite on Level 3 of the hospital have now been installed. The artworks, printed on vinyl, cleverly continue from the wall part way across the ceiling to create much needed colour and focus to rooms used by Oncology patients.

Graphical flower shapes layered to create design on wall and ceiling tiles, bedroom Pembroke ward Pembroke Ward entrance with corridor artworks, layered images of nature and shapes Blossom flower head shapes layered with colour and graphic shapes

The artworks were all designed by Penny Calvert and were inspired by shapes found in nature, layered with textures from scanned fabrics and graphical shapes and patterns. Working closely with Lee at Signs in Motion in Salisbury, Penny's designs were printed onto vinyl and installed in time for the ward opening.

Refurbished GP Spinal X-ray department

GP spinal waiting area with woodland artworks.

The waiting area and entrance to GP Spinal X-ray has been transformed to provide a fresh, welcoming environment for the many patients who come through the department. Simon Clarke, Lead Radiographer said, "Our GP & Spinal department was drab and tired, with mismatched old chairs, poor patient information, limited signage and no visual identity. The support and funding from The League of Friends was vital in enabling us to make much needed improvements to our department. Following the successful bid, we worked closely with ArtCare who have completed an amazing transformation."

League of Friends logo

New furniture, forest-themed artworks, coloured ceiling tiles and bright, clear signage has created a unique identity for the department. Simon added, "We can now provide a welcoming environment to match the high clinical service we supply. Itís also had a very positive effect on staff, as well as patients, who are now saying - it looks amazing!"

Hoodwink in hospital

Boy blowing paper boats during Hoodwink's encounter by the bedside Hoodwink logo

Hoodwink, as part of a specially commissioned project funded by Arts Council England and Salisbury Independent Hospital Trust, have been gently interrupting the hospital day, sweeping in wind and waves, birdsong and boats and creating surprise encounters by the bedside.

The 10-20 minute sequence of events unfold around the patient and use music, sounds, special effects, the odd dance step and gentle fun to engage. Encounters have taken place on wards at Salisbury District Hospital, as well as Yeovil, Dorchester, Basingstoke & North Hampshire and Chelsea & Westminster hospitals. More images >

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Breathing space

Salisbury Hospice garden

"...breaks donít have to be a reaction to feeling stressed, they can be a proactive step to prevent stress and improve overall wellbeing. Itís important to be able to have somewhere to go thatís not just the opposite corner of your desk!"

Read ArtCare volunteer Millie Forbes' article on wellbeing in the workplace. Millie interviewed key members of staff about their experiences before writing this in-depth piece for us.

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Why not take a breather in some outside spaces or walk around the hospital - download our helpful guide courtyards and short walks around the site.


Vinyl doves on patio courtyard glass silhouetted onto corridor floor in sunlight

Staff, patients and visitors joined ArtCare during a lunchtime making origami doves and vinyl cut outs for our patio courtyard window. The creative session was inspired by Les Colombes, artist Michael Pendryís installation in Salisbury Cathedral starting on 12th May. The Cathedral installation features a flock of around 2,500 white origami doves that Ďflyí the length of the Cathedral nave. Across the city schools, shops and businesses have also been busy creating their own displays and origami doves. #SalisburyCityofDoves

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