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New artwork goes up om West Suffolk Hospital’s corridors




Staff from Paintings in Hospitals hanging the new display alongside Jan Bloomfield, executive director of workforce and communications at West Suffolk Hospital. ANL-150506-124223001
Staff from Paintings in Hospitals hanging the new display alongside Jan Bloomfield, executive director of workforce and communications at West Suffolk Hospital. ANL-150506-124223001

Around 100 new pieces of artwork have gone on display in West Suffolk Hospital’s corridors.

The improved display comes after the Paintings in Hospitals charity replaced its previous collection at the hospital with new loaned pieces.

The ‘redisplay’ includes some never seen before artwork, as well as interpretative text panels to help patients, staff and visitors make the most of the pieces.

The redisplay coincides with a redecoration project in the hospital’s corridors, and has been designed to enhance the experience with patients, visitors and staff have at the hospital.

It includes pieces which all other health and social care organisations throughout the region are able to borrow.

Amisha Karia, head of collections and programming with Paintings in Hospitals, said: “I am delighted with our redisplay at West Suffolk Hospital.

“It reflects some of the questions that are being currently asked about art in health and social care environments and also explores ideas around how art can enhance health and wellbeing.”

Jan Bloomfield, executive director of workforce and communications at West Suffolk Hospital, said: “We are fully supportive of the Paintings in Hospitals programme, as it plays and important role in making the environment at West Suffolk more comfortable and appealing for patients, visitors and staff.

“We are delighted with the new, improved display, which includes some really interesting and thought-provoking pieces of work, and hope that everyone using the hospital enjoys looking at the pieces.”



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