New artwork brightens up Beverley Health Service

Beverley Health Service has received a colourful makeover from local artist Marlene Willson following a partnership with the Local Health Advisory Group.

There are now 13 large, colourful paintings hanging throughout Beverley Health Service, including a lotus flower scene which the staff placed outside the palliative care ward so that patients can see it from their beds.

"The artwork has made such a difference to the hospital. It's made it more homely for our five permanent care residents and helped us to move away from being a hospital for sick people," Beverley Health Service manager Michelle Bauer said.

Stan Murray, 97 and a long-term resident of Beverley Health Service, was quite taken with the new artwork on the walls commenting that "they're pretty good."

Ms Willson said she was delighted at being approached to hang her paintings on the walls of Beverley Health Service.

"I felt my paintings would give immense pleasure to the patients, staff and visitors and take the already caring and lively atmosphere of Beverley Health Service to yet another level," she said.

"All art can give a person joy at a moment's glance and that's why I continue to make and share my art."