Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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Part of Enhancing the Healing Environment

Date started: 1 Nov 2003
Organisation: community
Service: adult acute
Project: social spaces

Project location

St Peter's Hospital canteen

Aims and outcomes

Formerly Maldon and South Chelmsford Primary Care Trust.

The canteen at St Peter's Hospital was in poor condition, but the project team saw that the space had the potential to be a vibrant cafeteria, where patients could spend time away from ward environments.

New tables and chairs were installed, and artists worked with patients and staff to create unique table-top designs based upon reminiscences of Maldon, as well as mosaics and other artworks. A new menu featuring fresh organic food and other healthy options was also developed. 'Le Caf' now provides a valuable space for social activities, including performances of music and drama.

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