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Values photography exhibition at Southend University Hospital

19 November 2013


A photography exhibition featuring work from South Essex College students opened last night at Southend University Hospital.

In March 2013 the trust set nearly 50 photography students at the college a challenge to capture the hospital values in a visual form. The exhibition, featuring around 20 highlights chosen for display, celebrates their work and the diversity of life in the hospital.

The images representing the hospital values of 'Everybody Matters, Everything Counts, Everyone's Responsible' show the trust's commitment to them, both for their patients and staff.

The exhibition offers a variety of interpretations and techniques, ranging from portraits of staff in different hospital uniforms to abstract shots of clinical equipment.

Jacqueline Totterdell, chief executive, said: "Having our values visualised on our walls brings alive what they truly represent.

"It's great for us to engage with the local community. We want to build relationships with the people we serve. It's especially important to engage with the future talent of Southend, that's why our links with South Essex College are so important.

"This artwork will also add to our goal of creating a welcoming, interesting environment for our patients."

Emily Curtin, 18 from Brentwood, a photography student who conducted her shoot in the hospital laboratories said: "I would like to say thank you to the hospital for this opportunity; it's amazing to see my work exhibited in a public place."


 Picture - Everyone's Responsible by Zoe Littlefield and Holly Matthews