Schoolchildren visit maternity ward to see their artwork on display


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Midwife Cristen Winsborough with children and teachers from St Pius Primary School in Dundee

Children from two Dundee primary schools were invited to the maternity ward at Ninewells to see their artwork on display following a competition to make the environment more family friendly.

As part of a plan to make the ward environment more family friendly, senior charge midwife Amanda Kean from ward 38 in Ninewells visited St Mary’s and St Pius primary schools in Dundee to invite the pupils to draw pictures to brighten up the ward area.

Amanda said, “I visited both schools during assembly to ask the children if they would be willing to participate in a competition and asked them to draw a picture that reflected what family meant to them, what the role of the midwife was or how they felt they should be treated in hospital.

“It was very difficult to judge as there were so many great entries.  St Mary’s pictures were chosen by the staff of ward 38, however, the class teachers chose their winners. I would like to thank Mrs Conroy and Mrs Lothian and the children of St Mary’s Primary, Lochee and Mrs Dashwood and Mrs Laing and the children of St Pius Primary for their enthusiasm for this venture.”

The winning pictures are now on display on the maternity floor and the children have visited the ward to meet staff and see their pictures on display.

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