Artist Steve Tomlinson has helped brighten up the corridors of the children’s department at The James Cook University Hospital.
Steve created Great Barrier Reef theme panels to adorn the walls near the children’s wards after successfully applying for funding from the Arts Council.
Staff liaised with patients to get some ideas of what children would like to see and then Steve had the challenge of coming up with a unique design. He also contributed £1,500 himself to ensure the project went ahead.
“As a public artist I wanted to extend my working range beyond public outdoor spaces, housing developments etc,” he said.
“Through the efforts and commitment from all the staff involved we obtained enough feedback and information to help me design what I thought was an appropriate response.”
Cathy Brammer, clinical matron for paediatrics and neonates said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Steve for this fantastic artwork which is sure to be a hit with all our young patients and their families.”