New artwork unveiled at St Margaret’s Hospital Breast Unit

Health / Tue 18th Oct 2022 at 07:25am

THE dedicated breast unit team at St. Margaret’s Hospital has unveiled a new floor-to-ceiling piece of artwork in their appointment waiting area after receiving a generous donation from a local golf club.

Sue Atherton, past ladies’ captain at the Chigwell Golf Club, selected the Breast Unit as her fundraiser as part of the annual Captain’s Day competition.

Over 5,000 women attend the Breast Unit, based at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Epping, which is also part of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT), for a routine appointment or specialist care and treatment every year.

David Nash, also known as Gnasher, an artist from Harlow, was commissioned to design and install the new artwork, to create a calming and welcoming environment in the waiting room for women who are attending the Breast Unit.

Dr Anthony Aylwin, consultant radiologist and director of breast screening at PAHT, said: “We are so thrilled with the wonderful piece of scenic artwork.

“It’s so important for us to create a peaceful space for women visiting our unit to help them feel calm and relaxed.

“We have received positive feedback from our patients so far and can see first-hand the difference it makes to their overall experience. It also creates a bright, modern and welcoming environment for our people to work in. 

“In the near future, we hope to commission further artwork throughout the unit to continue enhancing care and experiences for our patients and people.”

Gary Taylor, head of charity said: “We are committed to putting our patients at the heart of everything we do, whether through funding new technology, investing in vital research, or through projects like this to improve and enhance the hospital environment.

 “We are so grateful for every kind donation that we receive to be able to fund projects that will help to enhance our patients’ wellbeing and experiences. A huge thank you to the people who worked collaboratively to make this happen.”

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