Volunteers and staff revive hallways at Covenant Health hospitals
From August 8 to 25 and November 3 to 5, 2011, volunteers and staff, through Covenant Health’s Volunteer Services, painted murals in the hallways of the Misericordia Community Hospital and the Grey Nuns Community Hospital for patients, residents and visitors to enjoy.
The mural painting projects were designed as a way to engage our team and community, while creating a therapeutic environment for the patients, residents and visitors at our facilities.
In August, Misericordia Volunteer Services collaborated with an art facilitator and teamed up with 17 youth volunteers in the concept, design and painting phases of the Youth Mural Project. The volunteers turned the bleak, cold hallways of the Misericordia into an aesthetically interesting and energizing scene. The interior murals are of vitalizing colours and images of nature and flowers.
In November, Grey Nuns Volunteer Services hired an artist, Deborah Radke, to facilitate a mural project with staff and volunteers at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital. The interior mural was created on the east wall of the corridor at the hospital. Titled “The Windows of Our World”, the mural symbolizes the ethnic diversity within our walls of staff, volunteers, physicians, patients and families. The mural encompasses several windows, each looking into a different part of the world such as a Venetian boat sailing at sunset, the Three Sisters Mountains near Banff and so forth. The background around the windows is a painted stone wall, on which participants will paint their initials.