Type keywords in the text box above.

Marvellous murals help transform Rotherham Hospital

03 Apr 2017 15:22:49

Coming into hospital can be worrying for some patients, but thanks to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity new ceiling and wall murals have been installed to make patients feel more relaxed.

The charity has donated £20,000 to fund 11 ceiling and wall murals for Rotherham Hospital, which when combined with specialist lighting, reflect a calming and cheerful glow.

The CT scanning rooms have been transformed with woodland and cloud themed murals and the radiology waiting room and discharge lounge is now home to picture-perfect tropical fish and country landscape themed walls. Animal and cloud themed ceiling lights can be found in the children’s dental recovery rooms and waiting areas.

Helen Green, Head of Nursing – Operations, said: “The final mural was installed recently at Rotherham Hospital and we couldn’t be more pleased with the impact they have had. They are lovely, calming and really brighten up every room they’re in. We're so grateful to everyone who has donated money to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity because they are already making a real difference to our patients’ experience of coming to hospital.”

Sarah Thorpe, Senior Dental Nurse, said the cloud-themed lighting in the children’s dental recovery room is already captivating young patients.

She said: “I’m so proud to work in such lovely surgeries with the cloud lighting. Patients in the Orthodontic surgeries all comment in amazement at the clouds above them. One said: ‘Can I stay here all day now?!’ And another said how much more relaxed they felt whilst having their treatment. We see teenagers with learning disabilities who also say they feel much more relaxed.”

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity raises money to fund equipment, resources and refurbishments to improve the patient experience at Rotherham Hospital and in the community. Fundraisers raised more than £78,000 last year for the charity.

For more information about the work of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust or the charity, please visit: http://www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/charity. You can also join the 4,500+ followers we have on Twitter @RotherhamNHS_FT or ‘like us’ on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamNHSFoundationTrust. 




Latest News

Our latest news.


Our Twitter Feed

We've tweeted 5834 times so far!
We've tweeted 5834 times so far!
  • Over the last few days, we've advertised a number of job opportunities, including: - Cardiology Administrator - Staff Nurse - EPR Services Support Assistant - Deputy Ward Sister - Rotational Physiotherapist View all our vacancies therotherhamft.nhs.uk/jobs/
    Fri Sep 21 13:34:08
  • TRFT Charity @TRFT_Charity  We've got cakes, goodies & prizes galore at the ready for our #DrTed fundraising event today at #Rotherham Hospital. We're supporting @RotherhamMayor's chosen charities this year. We hope to see you there! #RotherhamIsWonderful #NHScharities @HeadwayUK @firefighters999
    Fri Sep 21 09:20:02
  • Sandra Lawton RN OBE @SandraDerm  @RotherhamNHS_FT @markhil75770073 @Taradking71 @DrSusanneFarwer Live eczema Webinar went well today link to it soon
    Fri Sep 21 08:59:47
  • First day of AHP filming for our #NationalAHPDay video! Raising awareness of the many AHP roles in patient care! Thanks for your help @RotherhamColl students/actresses! More filming tomorrow!
    Thu Sep 20 16:39:57
  • Grace Healy RD @GraceHealyRD  Filming day @RotherhamNHS_FT #ActorsOfTheNHS
    Thu Sep 20 12:01:36