As part of a college work experience programme at Farnborough College of Technology, 6 students undertook a brief to create artwork for our Stroke Gym at Frimley Park Hospital.

 

 

The brief to create artwork with vibrant colour, intrigue and fantasy saw designs that took many different directions. The project was a collaboration between the charity hospital’s art manager and the college.

Lola, the chosen designer of ‘Dreamscape’, said;

‘This project was very exciting for me as it was one of my first client work which was fun. What made it even more special was that it has been placed in the stroke ward, so patients can see it and hopefully it can uplift them, which is great. I am very thankful for this opportunity’.

The physiotherapy staff at the time also undertook a renovation themselves with donated paint and willing staff volunteers to help. The area is now one that is fresh and the image looks a real asset to the unit. Making a difference to patient treatment and communication.

Isobel Hammond, Physiotherapy Team Leader said;

‘The stroke therapy gym environment had become very tired and uninspiring for our patients to have their rehabilitation sessions. So we set about updating it, we kindly had some paint donated from Woking Homebase which allowed us to brighten up the gym – with members of the team and family giving up their own time we were able to repaint and brighten up the gym. The addition of the artwork piece has greatly enhanced the patient experience and provides a point of focus during treatment sessions. This has helped patient with scanning, achieving improved posture in sitting and standing and better patient participation in session.

Before

Duck tape is a wonderul decorating tool!

Busy physio team one weekend

Well done and thank you so much Lola.  Wishing you every success in design for the future.

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