GIVING BACK THANK YOU NHS
Mural artists paint the rainbow at local hospital to commemorate the COVID-19 Pandemic
Local street art business has painted a colourful, inspirational mural at The Princess Alexandra Hospital to commemorate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marc Silver, CEO & Founder of professional street art company MurWalls, have donated the artwork to the hospital in thanks for the hard work and dedication of all of its people in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).
The mural (pictured) features a rainbow to symbolise the COVID-19 pandemic and flowers as a representation of hope.
MurWalls artist Szilvia Noel worked on the mural throughout Saturday (22 August), before unveiling their creation as dusk approached.
Marc said: “When the pandemic hit the UK, we all felt very hopeless and wanted to find ways in which we could help the community. As a Harlow resident, our offer to paint a mural for our local Hospital felt like a small gesture, but something we hoped could put a smile onto the amazing staff working tirelessly throughout.
We worked together with the PAH in order to obtain the image which they felt would achieve this goal.
We are very proud of what we have done and already seen the positive effect it has had on the staff and patients whom have passed by.
During the project, we felt an enormous sense pride being part of a special community spirit from within Harlow. The support and generosity came from so many different places including; Hirebase Harlow, Harlow’s Brewers Decorator Centre, HNE Media, Photographer Gavin Vickers, the team at Passmores Academy kindly preparing the wall for the artist and the maintenance team at the PAH.
We hope that what has been done not only brightens up peoples spirits, but also shows a message of how we can achieve things by working together as one.”
Ogechi Emeadi, director of people, organisational development and communications said: “We are extremely grateful to Marc and the MurWalls team for choosing to gift this beautiful bespoke artwork to our hospital.
It means so much to us to see the incredible support our people have from our local community. We all give our heartfelt thanks for this wonderful gesture.”
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust was established in April 1995 and provides services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop’s Stortford, and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping. They have 414 general and acute beds at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and provide a full range of general acute services, including a 24/7 emergency department, an intensive care unit, a maternity unit, and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
They employ around 3,500 staff and serve a local population of about 350,000 people living in West Essex and East Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford and Epping. Their extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt, and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.