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RBCH celebrates scale of care with new artwork

Staff from the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) are honouring the vast number of patients they serve each year in new artwork displayed in the Trust’s atrium.

The new artwork, unveiled today (8 April) aims to honour just how many patients the hospitals serve each year – over half a million in 2018, or 575,872 to be precise. To show the scale of the hospital’s productivity, the artwork includes a number of statistics.

Here are some of the stats included in the artwork. In the last year:

  • 37,673 emergency admissions were treated
  • 2,677 patients received cancer treatment
  • 21,618 operations were carried out
  • 3,784,581 pathology tests were run
  • 727 pacemakers were fitted
  • 241,060 scans were carried out
  • 420,274 medicines were dispensed
  • 1,501,106 patient meals were cooked
  • 2,057 patients were supported on clinical trials

The artwork features staff from across the Trust, who together have given over 150 years’ service to RBCH.

Alyson O’Donnell, Medical Director at RBCH, said: “We give every patient we see the very best care we can and to think more than half a million patients come through our doors each year, that’s a lot of care! We often take what we do for granted but we hope this artwork inspires our staff to be proud of the work they do each day and to take stock of the number of lives they affect each year.”

Marcea Green-Williams, deputy sister on the Treatment Investigation Unit at RBH, said: “I’ve loved being involved in this artwork. We see so many patients each day but we rarely stop to consider just how many lives we’ve touched in our careers. It’s amazing to see how many patients we collectively look after each year at RBCH and I’m so proud to play a part in that.”


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