23 June 2015
Seaside in the city
The 'seaside in the city' area
created by service users and staff in Laurel Ward garden at
Callington Road Hospital last year has been extended.
An eye catching mural of a West Country seaside view has now
been painted on one of the garden fences.
Earlier in the year Hannah Marsh (Occupational Therapy
Technician) collaborated with Ceri Edwards a volunteer painter and
relative of a member of staff, to plan the mural. The inspiration
came from the life story work carried out by occupational therapy
staff, which involved service users and their carers talking about
their positive memories of Dorset and Devon holidays.
The mural was designed to give the impression to the viewer that
they were looking at a sea view that flows on from the beach huts,
sand and stones already in place.
Ceri Edwards volunteered a day of his time to paint the mural
with support from Jackie Edwards and service users. The South
Gloucestershire therapies team provided funds to purchase the
When people are unable to go out into the garden, the seaside
view can be seen from some ward windows. The mural has been the
catalyst for many positive interventions, generating interest from
service users, families and staff.