The Christmas countdown has finally begun at St Catherine’s Health Centre!
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (WCHC) welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral on Thursday 1 December, to officially turn on the Christmas lights and open the new art exhibition. And what an event it was! Restrictions during the last two years have meant a face-to-face art exhibition was not possible, but this year the Trust was delighted to invite people back to St Catherine’s Health Centre for this wonderful viewing.
Since 2014 the Trust has invited pupils from a Wirral school to showcase their best artists. This year pupils from Calday Grange Grammar School have their work on display across all four floors of the health centre. Everywhere you turn you are greeted by creative artwork from local talented artists!
During the private viewing the school band and choir provided fantastic entertainment while students and their family and friends browsed the exhibition. The work on display from Calday Grange Grammar School features creative masterpieces including local architecture and autumnal landscapes.
The health centre is a community asset, so the Trust is delighted that the exhibition creates a bright and stimulating healthcare environment for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. Every year the team receives lovely feedback from people who say how much they enjoy seeing the health centre used in such a way.
Local artist Poppy said; “When I heard the exhibition was for the NHS I wanted to produce a vibrant and eye-catching piece. Something that would make people feel really welcome when visiting the health centre.”
The art exhibition is supported by Arts Society Wirral, which kindly funded the artwork frames.
Following the event Karen Howell, Chief Executive at WCHC, said; “The Trust’s annual art exhibition gives local young people the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. It was wonderful to see so many pupils and their families come together to enjoy the private viewing. Family and friends beamed with pride.
A heartfelt thank you to the talented pupils and dedicated staff at Calday Grange Grammar School for getting involved in our annual exhibition. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do.”
If you are visiting the health centre, don’t forget to view the exhibition. You won’t want to miss it.