Staff’s talents go on display in York Hospital exhibition

Staff’s talents go on display in York Hospital exhibition

Sanjay Gupta with one of his photographs

Sue Benson with some of her work

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Staff at York Hospital are showing how multi-skilled they are in a display of their talents outside work.

Their exhibition was the brainchild of cardiologist Sanjay Gupta, who has won awards for travel photography.

He said: “I learnt photography whilst I was undertaking a fellowship in advanced cardiac imaging in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then I have combined this hobby with my other passion which is travel.”

From photography to DJ-ing, baking to cycling and belly dancing to wedding planning, a range of talents from 36 employees of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been revealed in the ‘Your Hospital’s Got Talent’ display.

Domestic assistant Josefin Bengtsson is another photographer featured in the exhibition. She has been taking photographs for the past seven years and is now working towards a degree in the subject.

Jess Sharp, arts coordinator at the hospital, who organised the exhibition, said: “We were delighted with the number of staff who got in touch with us to be part of this exhibition. It has been thoroughly inspiring to read the entries and to find out how creative our staff are – there is so much talent at our Trust!

“Feedback from staff who have visited the exhibition is that have really enjoyed this glimpse into what people get up to outside of their working lives.”

Jess herself is featured in the exhibition for her passion for guiding. She said: “I began volunteering last year at Christ Church Guides, a new unit in Heworth. It has been extremely rewarding to watch the girls grow in confidence as they develop within the unit and make new friendships.”

The exhibition runs at Junction 7 of York Hospital (accessed via the main corridor) until September 1, before moving to Scarborough Hospital.

All exhibition entries can be seen online at www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/talententries

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4:59pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Digeorge says...

This is interesting. Congratulations to those that won prizes.

I would also like to see a list of the most complained doctors in the hospital and to why.

Like 'Give them the Wooden Spoon' Prize for clinical in emptiness or Dr Dodge because he is so corrupt we wouldn't touch him with a bareg pole.

It is interesting that they can find 'google' and Pub Med when they want to but when it comes to me they are mystified.

1/2 my team are clinically useless at diagnosing infection quite happy though to cover up for their colleagues.

Is there also a prize for the doctors that make the most false allegations and cost the most in legal fees?
This is interesting. Congratulations to those that won prizes. I would also like to see a list of the most complained doctors in the hospital and to why. Like 'Give them the Wooden Spoon' Prize for clinical in emptiness or Dr Dodge because he is so corrupt we wouldn't touch him with a bareg pole. It is interesting that they can find 'google' and Pub Med when they want to but when it comes to me they are mystified. 1/2 my team are clinically useless at diagnosing infection quite happy though to cover up for their colleagues. Is there also a prize for the doctors that make the most false allegations and cost the most in legal fees? Digeorge
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5:02pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Digeorge says...

Many moons ago, I worked on a arts and health project at NHS Estates that delivered the original project in this hospital, I hope that many patients have benefitted (clearly not me) but enjoyed the landscape, enjoyed the pictures etc, the idea was to change what was a grotty area into a wow factor and improve the patient experience. This is when I 'used' to be in work prior to the latest catastrophic errors in my clinical care. Naming no names of course.
Many moons ago, I worked on a arts and health project at NHS Estates that delivered the original project in this hospital, I hope that many patients have benefitted (clearly not me) but enjoyed the landscape, enjoyed the pictures etc, the idea was to change what was a grotty area into a wow factor and improve the patient experience. This is when I 'used' to be in work prior to the latest catastrophic errors in my clinical care. Naming no names of course. Digeorge
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