Patients at Cuerden Hall - Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre to choose artwork for new specialist centre in Fulwood

Patients with neurological conditions will be able to pick out their favourite artwork for a new specialist Neurological Care Centre opening in Fulwood.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 11:45 am
Terry Mears (top left) with staff at the Sue Ryder Cuerden Hall Neurological Care Centre and resident Heather Barker

Residents at Cuerden Hall, where the Sue Ryder care centre is currently based, are looking forward to having their say on the interior decor at the new purpose-built space.

Bev Sharrock, who has Antiphospholipid syndrome, which means she has an increased risk of blood clots, said: “It’s great to have a say in how the new centre is going to look and feel.

I’m really excited to be going along to the workshop and looking forward to all the staff and clients coming together to think creatively.”

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Resident Danny Gallagher suffered a brain injury after he fell over

The idea behind the Paintings in Hospitals charity workshop is to give Cuerden Hall residents and staff moving over to the new centre the opportunity to choose the artwork for the walls.

Centre director at the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre, Terry Mears said: “When people are diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-changing neurological condition, over time they can experience huge loss, from initially losing their careers and their circle of support to eventually losing their home, as they enter institutionalised care.

"All of this in turn has a huge impact on their mental state.

“With initiatives such as the ‘Paintings in Hospitals’ workshop, we aren’t just creating stimulating spaces for our clients and staff, we are inspiring better health and wellbeing, by giving them the opportunity to make a real contribution and demonstrating that their input is valued and appreciated.”

Danny Gallagher, who suffered a brain injury after a fall, said: “It’ll be so nice to all get together and chat about what’s going to feel uplifting and have a good effect on us.”