In Notes on Healing, Florence Nightingale wrote that the greatest challenge for the fevered patient was not being able to see out of a window.
The importance of integrating nature in the design and planning of our healthcare buildings and of listening to and learning from those who use them is explored in A Deeper Shade of Green, an exhibition at University Hospital Galway as pat of The Deepest Shade of Green project.
Presenting global and Irish examples alongside patient and staff testimonies, the exhibition takes its title from a publication by patients of Merlin Park University Hospital. Built for the open-air treatment of tuberculosis, as the isolated units of the former sanatorium were once again repurposed in preparation for a pandemic, and as its grounds await a new elective hospital, the exhibition highlights how nature, design, and clinical standards can coexist to enhance the hospital experience for everyone.
Date 15 March 2021 – 18 April 2021 (UHG, 8.00am – 8.30pm daily subject to hospital restrictions).