Tuesday 20 June 2023
Thanks to incredibly generous donations from local charities, patients who receive care on the Children's ward and the Special Care Unit at the PEH will now be able to enjoy new artwork and meet 'Will' - the cheeky character who can be found in new graphic images on the walls throughout the ward.
Continuing the theme throughout the PEH of 'bringing the outside in' the new artwork depicts Will out and about in the Bailiwick with nods to iconic landmarks included in the graphics.
Lottie Barnes, Culture, Arts and Health Manager said:
'There is a significant body of evidence that demonstrates the positive impact your surroundings have on your health and wellbeing. Nowhere is this more important than in a hospital setting.
The newly refurbished Children's Ward fully embraces the benefits of the arts and the impact of nature and the environment on health and wellbeing.
Gio Creative Works has once again delivered an exceptional design. The ward looks after patients from new-born up to the age of 18 - this creates a challenge when considering suitable designs that suit such a wide range of ages.'
Carolyn Le Cocq said:
'We are absolutely delighted with the newly refurbished ward. The last time Frossard Ward was decorated was around 10 years ago.
I would like to thank Friends of Frossard, Ernie's Angels, Helping Jonah- Helping Others and Dizzy Donkey for their extremely generous donations that have enabled the refurbishment to take place.'
A video capturing Will and the new therapeutic environment has been developed by Marcel Lenormand. This shows Will's story and the many components of the therapeutic concept such as:
- A Will teddy for children who have to receive treatment on the ward
- A certificate of teddy ownership
- An interactive booklet for children on the ward
- An Instagram account for children and young people to share their adventures with Will
The video will be available after the official opening on the 20 June 2023 on www.gov.gg
The refurbishment is an important development on an ageing ward to improve patient experience while we await a decision on the future of the Hospital Modernisation Phase 2 plans later this year. These plans will result in an environment which meets the needs of the Bailiwick and will improve patient experience and dignity immeasurably. The artwork has been produced digitally which means it can be reproduced easily in the future.
While Will mainly lives on Frossard Ward, keep an eye out as they travel to other areas of the hospital where children receive services.
Watch the video here: