Heathfield 1 is the Stroke Rehabilitation Ward at Croydon University Hospital. Working in collaboration with CREATE, a collaborative project which aims to enhance the experience of stroke patients through unconventional means, Chez was commissioned to paint a mural in their day room.
The mural was created to engage patients in conversation, and create a calming but uplifting environment. CREATE was recognised for a national award for Patient, Carer and Public Involvement at the annual Stroke Forum conference in December 18.
This was part of an umbrella project ‘Making Space’. Making Space is a mural project with local clinical, therapeutic & community spaces which aims to find out if making space for art in our environments can influence positive emotions.