Peedie Sea Children's Centre and Balfour Hospital, Orkney
The project was based in the two facilities in Orkney which form the venues for the delivery of Children’s services. The Paediatric (or Children’s) Occupational Therapy Service is based at The Peedie Sea Centre within Glaitness Primary School. The arts project was developed to enhance the environment of the children’s spaces by Artists Tumim and Prendergast, incorporating commissioned poetry from Jen Hadfield and Lesley Glaister, with design and graphics commissioned from Lynne Strachan for the Peedie Sea Centre. The artists worked with the staff at Balfour Hospital and Peedie Sea Children’s Centre to introduce a mix of graphics, textiles and text throughout the departments of both sites. The aim was to create a functional, calming and family friendly visual environment for patients, staff and visitors across the two sites for Children’s services in Orkney.