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LV= staff paint murals at Poole

LV= staff painting a jungle theme in bay one of the chilren's unitLV= staff have painted new murals in the children’s unit, day surgery and the maternity unit at Poole Hospital, brightening and enhancing the envirnoment for young patients and their parents.

As part of their community project, 100 staff from the finance team spent Wednesday 19 September at the hospital stencilling and then painting the new artwork, helping to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere in these units.

The Bearwood playroom in the children’s unit now features a mural of a farm with a tractor and animals, and bay one in day surgery has a colourful jungle theme. Over in St Mary’s Maternity Unit, the nest room has a mural with birds and trees and the team has also spruced up the delivery suite waiting room.

Pamela Bell, Poole Hospital Charity coordinator said:

“The LV= community project is a fantastic way for the staff to give something back to the community and we are delighted that Poole Hospital is benefitting from the scheme. Thanks to the LV= staff who have helped to enhance the patient environment for our youngest patients.”

For the last three years, the finance team has undertaken community projects as part of the LV= looking after the community policy.

Gugu Hughes, executive PA to finance director, LV=, who organised the day said:

“We’re extremely pleased to have been able to spend a day at Poole Hospital and we hope the work the team has done will brighten children’s and parent’s visits to the hospital. Not only is the project about giving something back to the community but it’s also a great opportunity for us to work together and build employee engagement.”

If your workplace would like to support the hospital in this way, please call 01202 448449 or email fundraising@poole.nhs.uk.

Date: 20 September 2012

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