Oil paintings donated to Montgomery Unit

Release Date: 11/09/2017

Oil paintings donated to Montgomery Unit

Jane Quinn has kindly donated two oil paintings to The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

The paintings have been donated in memory of her late husband, Nigel Quinn, who was cared for on the Oswestry-based hospital's Montgomery Unit.

Nigel was admitted onto the unit in December for a kidney condition; however his illness was terminal and sadly passed away.

Jane said: “I’d spoken to Nigel about donating the paintings to the unit before he passed away; he wanted them to go a good home.

“Whilst visiting Montgomery we both noticed all the artwork that is in the unit and it really does give a talking point for patients and visitors.

“Nigel was terrified of hospitals, and the thought of him having to go into one was what scared him the most however the staff were amazing, they really eased his nerves.

“We didn’t spend an awful lot of time on Montgomery Unit, however every single time the staff were absolutely incredible, we couldn’t fault them.

“This is just our small way of saying thank you to everyone that really helped us through a difficult time.”

The paintings were accepted by Caroline Pemberton, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Sarcoma and Phil Davies, Head of Estates and Facilities.

Caroline said: “The paintings are a lovely gesture from Jane and Nigel; they will make a lovely addition to the unit.

“Artwork is the perfect way to create a more relaxed environment for our patients; we get a lot of compliments on what we display.”

Phil added: “We’re extremely grateful to be the new home for these paintings.

“We hope all our patients enjoy these oil paintings as much as Jane and Nigel enjoyed looking at the artwork when they were on the unit.”

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