Members of staff leaving Forth Valley Royal Hospital after dark have sometimes been able to spot themselves or colleagues on a giant ‘cinema screen’ alongside the main entrance. The 40ft by 30ft space on an exterior wall has been used to promote a wide range of health messages and showcase recent art projects involving patients and staff. Known as the ‘Wall of Wellbeing’, the series of short films include video clips of interviews with some of the 2015 NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards winners.
The move follows a successful test run which included promoting World Stroke Day and a film ‘one Hundred Blinks’ where staff and visitors were able to watch 100 faces progressing through the ages from a newborn baby to the blink of a centenarian.
Announcing the decision to project a new range of films, NHS Forth Valley’s Charitable Arts and Wellbeing Coordinator, Babs McCool said: ‘One Hundred Blinks’ was something of a test piece for NHS Forth Valley. This wall space has tremendous potential for all kinds of digital projects and messages. It’s great that we are able to deliver health information in a novel way to local staff, visitors and patients. It really is the start of something exciting.”
The initiative is a partnership between NHS Forth Valley’s Arts and Wellbeing Programme, Health Promotion team and Artlink Central.
The projections will end this spring and if proved successful, are likely to be re-started this forthcoming winter.