The main waiting area for patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre has gone back to nature with four giant, brand new framed photographs of natural scenes installed under a roof light.
The pictures are replacements for similar artwork that had become faded by sunlight and their £2,096.40 cost has been funded by charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
But their installation is about more than just making the walls look nicer. Gillian Clarkson, Principal Therapeutic Radiographer, who asked Rosemere Cancer Foundation to buy the images, explained: “These photographs will help ensure the waiting area is pleasant and calm.
“They contribute to the overall exceptional comfort and ethos of the department, which welcomes more than 300 patients and visitors daily.”
Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.
The charity funds cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford. For further information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit www.rosemere.org.uk