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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