The Royal Oldham Hospital League of Friends donate stunning artwork to G1 discharge unit

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The Royal Oldham Hospital League of Friends donate stunning artwork to G1 discharge unit
18 July 2016

A STUNNING piece of artwork is transporting patients to sunnier climes on ward G1 discharge unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

The artwork comes courtesy of The Royal Oldham Hospital League of Friends who kindly donated £2,000 to pay for the installation of the artwork which is situated within a window in the men’s bay of the ward.

Depicting a coastal view, the picture has already been praised by patients who have commented that it reminds them of Cornwall, and holidays taken even further afield in Turkey!

The League of Friends officially handed over the artwork to patients and staff on ward G1 at The Royal Oldham Hospital on 13 July.

Rose Hall, secretary of The League of Friends, said: “We have given a number of items to G1 ward as we wanted to support patients with dementia.  Last year we paid for a quiet garden within the unit, along with another scenic window picture.  Everyone who saw the window artwork said that it was amazing and enhanced the look of the ward.  We therefore decided to raise funds for another window picture and were delighted to hand it over to the patients and staff on the unit.”

Sue Howard, unit manager on G1 discharge unit, said: “The picture is a simple idea but has already got lots of patients chatting about where it is and their holidays in years gone by.  It brightens up what was once quite a boring outlook onto a brick wall into a lovely scenic view which takes your breath away.

“I would like to thank The Royal Oldham Hospital League of Friends for their generous donation.  They are a wonderful voluntary organisation who have helped my ward over many years.”

The League of Friends was founded in 1960 and is a voluntary group which raises money to buy much needed equipment to benefit patients, visitors and staff at The Royal Oldham Hospital.  This has included tables, chairs and TVs, along with a huge donation of £34,000 to purchase a new Royal Rover minibus to transport patients and visitors around the hospital site.

For more information on the group, to join, or to request a donation email