Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have just opened a new £4.5m unit; the Winterton Ward. It is dedicated to treating Cancer using Radiotherapy, and includes some revolutionary new machines which are four times as quick as their old ones and much more effective! We have worked for the Hospital Arts project for many years doing all sorts of graphic installations and wall coverings so when it came to decorating this new facility they of course approached GGS.
We are able to print bespoke designed paper so whatever they want they can have. On this occasion they provided us with some lovely artwork by local artist, Vicky Johnson to paper three walls; two at 5m x 2.5m and the other 4m x 2.5m. We printed this floral artwork on a unique textured paper which gave the floral pattern another dimension. Usually when printing wall graphics, we use a smooth paper, but for this particular project the hospital wanted something a bit more special.
The hospital were thrilled with the wallpaper, and took a couple of snaps to show us the end result. Installation of this type of wall covering is quite specialised and it takes an extremely experienced person to get a perfect finish (which of course we did!). Emma Jarvis of Hospital Arts who commissioned the work said “…amazing, beautiful, stunning. Everyone is delighted, it looks perfect. The PFI Management team really like the paper and think it’s been beautifully installed, too”. We will be going along to the hospital ourselves soon and taking our own photographs for the old portfolio but thought we’d share it with you while the story’s current!
The unit was opened by the Duke of Gloucester who is also president of Cancer Research UK. To read more about his visit and the opening of the ward just click here to read the EDP article.