Commission for Spire Hospital Harpenden
Through the University Of Hertfordshire, along with three fellow students, I had the wonderful opportunity of attaining 4 commissions from Spire Hospital in Harpenden for their new chemotherapy wards. The new wing was officially opened in February 2015 by local MP Peter Lilley. It was a great experience to work with the hospital to create work that will hopefully aid wellbeing.
I researched the psychology of artwork and its effect on patients, both in context and colour and applied this to my work.
The following piece appeared in the Herts Advertiser:
Herts Advertiser Thursday, March 5, 2015
A new reception and artwork to decorate patients’ rooms were unveiled at Harpenden’s private hospital after an investment of £300,000.
Spire Hospital in Ambrose Lane showed visitors around a refurbishment that included the construction of a new main reception area and a new ward, the Heartwood Chemotherapy ward.
Harpenden and Hitchin MP Peter Lilley officially opened the facilities and guests were given a tour of the building, with artwork, created by university students, now on display in patients’ rooms. Each artist also took the time to explain their vision behind their finished piece.
Hospital director Julia Salmon said: “We were thrilled to have Peter Lilley MP joining us and the University of Hertfordshire artists involved in this exciting collaboration. The project to integrate our local community into our hospital by way of artwork throughout the reception
and new ward has taken six months. “Our dedication to providing a positive patient experience extends to the décor, we’ve chosen colours on both the walls and in the artwork that aid restfulness, recovery to full health and wellbeing.
My thanks go out to our patients for their continued support, suggestions for designs and their tolerance throughout the refurbishments and to my hospital teams for positivity embracing the changes.”
Picture: KEVIN LINES
Below are some photos of the work that was commissioned.
All images and artwork Copyright Sarah Moroney 2023. Please do not reproduce without permission.