Staff are delighted with the new mural created in the staff room at Witney Community Hospital, thanks to funds from NHS Charities Together COVID-19 appeal. The artwork, created by local professional artist Dionne Freeman, was co-designed with staff at the hospital with the aim to be uplifting, but also to commemorate the past year in a positive way.

Some of the features include clapping hands, a superhero facemask, and a rainbow to reflect the wonderful support we have had from the public. There is also a hand giving golden butterflies to represent some of the people who have raised money for NHS Charities Together and our own Oxford Health Charity, and the many people who have supported their local hospitals.

Staff comments include 'Wow what a difference', 'This is wonderful, 'I am going to come in here more often now', 'It's brilliant it really brightens the room up'.

The room had just undergone a refurbishment with new furniture, white goods, and a coat of paint, but staff were keen to lift the feel of the room with art.

The Mural was organised by our Creating with Care project which aims to improve the patient and staff experience through creativity at our community Hospitals. Angela Conlan Arts Co-ordinator for the project said, 'Over the last few weeks we have consulted with a number of staff on the design for the room and have been overwhelmed by the response to the finished project, many members of staff have already mentioned about how they are going to use the staff room more now which was our overall aim for this project.'