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June 2021

AirArts mural transforms Emergency Department

Derby Hospital Mural

Belper based artist Paul Davies from ‘Off the wall art’ created this 27-metre-long mural on the concrete wall outside Emergency Department (ED) at Royal Derby Hospital. Paul created a roadmap to depict all the options for care within the NHS to reinforce the message that ED is for emergencies only. This was completed during the wettest May on record!

Our thanks to Derby Healthcare for supporting this project and to Innisfree for providing the funding to make it possible.

Air Arts was first set up in 2007 with the aim of creating a calm and welcoming environment for patients, and the team have been behind countless different projects ever since that have all played their part in making the Royal Derby Hospital what it is today, with a full time Head of Arts funded by Vercity. The invaluable impact UHDB’s arts charity has had on improving the patients’ hospital experience was recognised in 2020 with an award for ‘Team of the Year’ at national patient experience awards.

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