Stunning LED sky ceiling panels have gone up in wards and departments across Wrexham Maelor Hospital to help improve experience for patients.
The tiles feature natural sky scenes and have been fitted in various areas in the hospital including the acute medical and surgical wards, Radiology, and the Critical Care Unit.
The aim of the panels is to provide a distraction, and reduce feelings of anxiety, for patients receiving treatment - giving them a more positive experience of being in the hospital.
The latest area to receive the panels is a side room on Bersham Ward. These patients are often isolated and unable to go outside. The sky ceilings enable patients and their families to spend valuable time together in a peaceful and calming environment.
Dr Victoria Stevens, Palliative Medicine Consultant, said: “These beautiful sky panels have replaced plain ceiling tiles. We have chosen side rooms as this is where we often support and treat our most isolated and vulnerable patients. They provide a little bit of outside to brighten up patients’ days, providing a distraction for our patients and their families.
“Our panels were funded by the Shooting Star Cancer Support Charity across four acute wards. Although we don’t have a specific inpatient cancer ward, the charity agreed to fund these for the benefit of cancer and non-cancer patients within the Maelor. We would like to say a big thank you for their continued support to improve the experience of our patients.”
Critical Care Matron Jayne Galante said: “We have had a great response to the sky panels from patients and their families. They are already making a real difference.
“We’d like to thank the Organ Donation Foundation for funding our sky panels, it’s a lovely way to put a smile on our patients faces and improve their wellbeing.”
Stephen Roberts, Radiology Manager, said: “We have recently refurbished the Radiology Department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, and we were keen to install these new blue sky panels for our patients.
“We have installed the blue sky panels, within our MRI area and in a CT scanner room.”