Nengi Omuku provides an insight into her experience of working at Eileen Skellern 1, her creative process and her sources of inspiration for the beautiful work she createdRead More
We are thrilled to announce that our project at Eileen Skellern 1, a psychiatric intensive care unit for women at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, has been recognised on a national scale and won an award for Quality Improvement Project of the Year from The National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU). This highly competitive category focuses on innovative practice in the care of patients in psychiatric intensive care units and quality improvements that ensure care is safe, effective, efficient and, crucially, patient-centred, maintaining focus on the patient as an individual.
Our project at Eileen Skellern 1 involved seven artists - Paresha Amin, Aimee Mullins, Harold Offeh, Nengi Omuku, Julian Opie, Tamsin Relly and Tim A Shaw - and took around 18 months to complete. The artists and Hospital Rooms worked in partnership with the patients and staff on ES1 PICU to improve the quality of care for patients and change the physical environment with innovative artworks produced exclusively for the unit. The award highlights how a physical environment on a ward can have a big impact on the quality of the patient experience and the effectiveness of the care they receive.
“It has positively transformed the physical environment on ES1 to be much more therapeutic for the patients. This award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of ES1 and Hospital Rooms teams in ensuring successful completion of the project despite the challenges faced due to the acuity of the ward.”
— Onyeka Nwankwo, ward manager on ES1
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Commissioned for our project at Eileen Skellern 1, artist Paresha Amin was keen from the outset to draw on the beauty and strength of nature.Read More
DIonne Monarch is Snowsfields' Occupational Therapist. Dionne played a central part in our project at the unit, taking on different roles to enable the work of our commissioned artists and facilitate the involvement of patients and staff. We could not be more grateful for her tireless efforts to ensure the progress and smooth running of our project and her support of our work at every stage of the process.Read More
Among the artists commissioned for our project at Eileen Skellern 1, a psychiatric intensive care unit for women at The Maudsley Hospital, was South-African born Tamsin Relly. Tamsin's dedication to our project at Eileen Skellern 1 and the sensitivity of her approach to creating work with and for the service users and staff was an inspiration to all of us at Hospital Rooms. So in this week's blog post we're shining a light on Tamsin's work at ES1, following its development, creation and ongoing impact.Read More
Documentary photographer Mark Power and Jo Coles, an artist specialising in large scale structures for outdoor events and community projects, worked collaboratively to create work for the Phoenix Unit’s Relative’s Room.Read More
As work at Bluebell Lodge gets underway we'd like to tell you about the creative partnership that has helped make this project possible.Read More
Following an initial visit a few weeks ago, Steve Macleod returned to Bluebell Lodge last week to lead a photography workshop with a difference for the residents.Read More
For Family Therapist Sam Parker, the multilayered image with its interwoven paradoxical message ‘Believe Dreams’ which Mark Titchner has created in the Family Room at Snowsfields Adolescent Unit, ‘brilliantly reflects aspects of the work that take place within the room’.Read More
Last week was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. We at Hospital Rooms would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the incredible NHS staff we have worked with, and to thank them for their unwavering support, which has been so fundamental to the realisation of our projects.Read More
Many of the artists we have commissioned have created work which aims to bring the outside in, recognising patients’ limited contact with nature if they are confined to a ward and their freedom is restricted. From Sutapa Biswas’ immersive garden mural, to Julian Opie’s birds, Michael O’Reilly’s scenic painting to Steve Macleod’s landscape photography, our artists have used the natural world to transform enclosed clinical spaces in a whole variety of ways.Read More
Two years ago today we became a charity and we are excited to take this opportunity to announce the launch of our new blog.Read More