Stunning Southend pics help brighten hospital wards
22 January 2018
It’s said that a picture paints a thousand words, for the photography work of Chris Eastty, from Leigh-on-Sea, however there is just one word, wow.
Chris, an Emergency Department Assistant in the hospital's
Emergency Department and a keen amateur photographer, wanted to
help brighten up elderly wards and corridors at the hospital so has
kindly donated his work after being approached.
Chris said: "I was a little shocked to be asked, but was more
than happy to donate my images. It's an honour to help cheer
patients up and give them something different to look at rather
than plain walls. It's great to see the pieces of work up and
patients and visitors taking time to look at them and help spark
Claire Buckell, Clinical Development Nurse, whose idea it was
for the installation of Chris's work, said that the introduction
was already having a hugely positive effect on patients and went
far beyond it giving them something nice to look at.
Claire said: "These are places that people know and the great
thing is that it is really helping to spark not just conversations
but fond memories in many of our elderly patients, many who are
suffering dementia. So it is a wonderful way to help bring back
some of that person as they recount memories sparked by those
pictures, we really can't thank Chris enough for allowing us to
Chris's pictures are on display on Windsor, Princess Anne and
Eleanor Hobbs wards, as well as the Emergency Department.