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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New Eye clinic opens

New eye clinic yellow zone waiting area

The new purpose designed building for Ophthalmology (eye clinic) is now open. ArtCare designed the building with the help of patients and clinical teams to meet the specific needs of eye patients. There are seasonal images throughout the building that are calming and relaxing. Each area is colour coded to help with wayfinding, and high contrast materials and large text signs have been used to help patients with visual impairment.