FINE ARTS UMH CREATES PAINTINGS IN THE AREA OF PEDIATRICS AT THE GENERAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF ALICANTE
The Vice-Dean of Culture and University Extension of UMH recently inaugurated the initiative “As at home”. It is a project where students and professors of Fine Arts UMH elaborate paintings in the Pediatric Area of the General University Hospital of Alicante. Given the positive results between medical staff and patients, it has been decided to expand the project to other areas of the hospital, in particular the Pediatric Surgery Department.
Mural painting intervention proposal began last year in the plant of Pediatric Oncology of the General University Hospital of Alicante (Spain). Following the results of this initiative, the project has expanded to the Pediatric Surgery Department, located on the same floor.
This activity of paintings in the Pediatrics in the HGUA Area (Alicante) has been developed by students and professors of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UMH. Also, developers collaborate with the Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública and the Foundation Aladina, responsible for subsidizing the project.
Who have participated in the project of paintings in the Area of Pediatrics the General University Hospital of Alicante?
Han sido las pioneras de este proyecto:
- Tatiana Sentamans, Vice-Dean of Culture and University Extension of UMH
- Imma Mengual, professor of Fine Arts at the University and,
- María Laúdes González, student of UMH.
“As at home”, as it is known to the project of paintings in the area of Pediatrics of the Alicante hospital, tries to convert the stays of the areas of Oncology and Pediatric Surgery in playful spaces, full of emotion and life; for children through artwork and murals from ceilings, walls, hallways and doorways can cope with in the best way a stay in those units. The inclusion of common and household objects such as: books, coat racks, shelves, alarm clocks, fun animated beings allows to design a nearby field and minimize the medical context, making fun of art and image spaces.
What is the project of paintings in the Area of Pediatrics in the General University Hospital of Alicante?
The work is divided into 2 phases that are composed of 16 rooms, doors, corridors, educational classroom and control desk of the HGUA.
- The first phase that consists inPediatric Oncology, has used this time painted and illustrated objects of common use, and household character mixesd style, together with animated as monsters or animals characters.
- The second phase of the project, corresponding to the area of Pediatric Surgery and classroom education, they have been developed from children’s drawings of the floor of the hospital in Alicante, with fantastic areas, imagination, fun and recreational components, providing hospitable context a totally innovative character.
Which organization is behind the project of paintings in the Area of Pediatrics the General University Hospital of Alicante?
The artistic project of this hospital plant joins one of the strategies of the program of humanization which performs some years the General Hospital of Alicante. On the other hand, the Foundation Aladina aims to provide emotional support to children with oncological diseases and carry out their welfare work in other hospital complex.
During it first 10 years of creation, theFoundation Aladina, www.aladina.org, has continued serving children and teenagers victims of cancer and supporting their families.
This recent performance in the main state hospital in Alicante (Spain), chaired by Francisco Arango, is now present in eight Spanish hospitals. The initiative has a range of approximately an average of 1,500 children.
Aladina offers a global aid ranging from psychological support to physical training, summer camps, playful escort and economic support to families with economic needs. Also, the foundation rushes numerous works and interventions of interest as the decoration of hospitals and the creation of new rooms of games. So far, the largest project was the construction of the Maktub Centre for transplantation of bone marrow in the Niño Jesús Hospital. This year, the entity plans to reform Child Emergencies of the Centre, serving more than 800 children seriously ill across Spain each year.