Over the past few months I have worked with staff and patients in critical care, changing the environment with light, colour and projected imagery. One patient I met, and have worked with closely, was admitted in June 2018 and has now spent a year in this strange environment. Her insights have been invaluable in the development of my work in the critical care unit and I am documenting her personal experience and journey through critical care. In this time, she has experienced many different bed locations within the unit and I am recording the views from each of them. It is hard to imagine spending months in this clinical environment but from the images here we get a glimpse of the patients eye view. There is a desperate need for change here.
Last week I spent the day in critical care at James Cook University Hospital and presented the project to staff, patients and visitors. It was a fantastic opportunity to share ideas and receive feedback on work in progress. There is a high level of support across the board for the project and each person had their own personal experience to share. A great day!