Trust staff focus on photography competition

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Staff and patients at the Royal Stoke University Hospital can now enjoy some of the region’s stunning scenery and wildlife without leaving the building thanks to a UHNM Charity competition.

The winning snaps from a staff photography competition have been displayed across the hospital site.

In total, 19 contributions from staff across all departments have been printed and wall mounted thanks to an initiative between the UHNM Charity and the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust’s Arts Steering Group. 

Alex Smith, Capital Projects Estates Manager at UHNM said, “It was great to have such a positive response to our photography appeal, and to see the talent of our UHNM family. The shortlisting process was a very tough one and their works will be enjoyed by all for years to come.”

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The winning efforts include flora and fauna, as well as local scenery.

Steve Rushton, UHNM Charity Manager said, “The Charity understands the value of good quality art and the positive impacts it can have on the wellbeing of patients, visitors and staff. We support many wards and departments across the Trust to develop projects and to source funding for art through our partnership with the UHNM Arts Steering Group.”

The winning photographers were:

- Anthony Fryer, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry
- Andy Quinn, Anaesthetic ODP in Theatres
- The Capital Projects Team in EF&PFI Division
- Natalie Grocott, Physiotherapist in Fracture Clinic
- Mike Barnett, Programme Manager in Cancer Services
- Jeanette Tompkinson, Operational Services Manager in Specialist Medicine
- Jackie Swindells, Lead Respiratory Physiologist in Lung Function Labs
- Sarah Sigley, Office Manager in Anticoagulation Department
- Sarah Steventon, Orthoptic Technician
- Heidi Pickstock, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Alcohol Liaison Team
- Kathryn Baker, MDT/Cancer Data Coordinator from Brain/CNS & Haematology

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit www.uhnmcharity.org.uk for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team.