ArtCare Team win award
The ArtCare Team are proud winners of this year's Wiltshire Life award for 'Creative Arts Practitioners of the Year'. The award recognised ArtCare's huge impact on the hospital environment and the experiences of patients and visitors. The award ceremony took place on Friday March 15th with a reception and dinner at Marlborough Town Hall. Photo: Courtesy of Wiltshire Life Magazine - Rose Eva presents Peter Ursem, ArtCare Manager and Rebecca Seymour, artist working on Young at Heart project, with their award.
Benson Care Suite
The Benson Care Suite, a new dedicated maternity bereavement suite, was officially opened in April by Sir Christopher and Lady Benson, who funded the suite with a generous donation to the Stars Appeal.
Maternity staff are now able to provide mothers with one to one care, away from distractions, and to offer the time and support parents need to start the grieving process. Families have the chance to make the short time they have with their babies as personal and special as possible.
ArtCare's Penny Robbins, who designed the decor for the new suite using feedback from parents and staff said, "The themes and colours were carefully chosen to create a sensitive environment that is private, calm and comfortable. The photographic images of nature in the rooms allow peaceful reflection and poems, printed on acrylic panels in the corridor, give expression to some of the difficult emotions felt by families at this time."