Portrait of Megan Davies

Megan Davies

“My haven is here in my office, which is probably a strange thing to say, but in here there are a lot of the things which make me feel slightly like I’ve removed the antiseptic smell of the hospital corridor. I can just shut the door here, it’s a bit quiet for a while.”

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Portrait of Mary-Catherine Doran

Mary-Catherine Doran

“It kind of did take my breath away because it’s so beautiful. It’s just a really nice haven away from the chaos that could be your work day. And for me, getting outside is so important.”

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Portrait of Margaret McEwan

Margaret McEwan

“I come up to the terrace because it’s a breathing space and I get the sun in my face, I can smell the rosemary. I can look at the plants, look out over the rooftops.”

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Portrait of Margaret Callander

Margaret Callander

“I come up to the terrace because it’s a breathing space and I get the sun in my face, I can smell the rosemary. I can look at the plants, look out over the rooftops.”

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Portrait of Mamie Cunningham

Mamie Cunningham

“I’m actually dressed as an elf today because it’s leading up to Christmas and it is a baby ward, so there’s wee kids who come in. I’ve got Mrs Claus as well and I dress up on Halloween for the kids so I can give them sweets and stuff at the desk.”

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Portrait of Lydia Howells

Mafi Simmons-Sharkey

“Or when it’s just me, I just come up and wither sit on the grass, or on the benches, usually sunglasses on if I want to be just me and noise-cancelling headphones in so I can listen to some music. Chill out on the grass for a while.”

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Portrait of Lydia Howells

Lydia Howells

“It’ll take you across a little river and down across like the trees and through the greenery and then back through a different part of the hospital. So it’s really nice – by the time you’ve done it, you just feel like you’ve completely reset.”

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Portrait of Lucy Knox

Lucy Knox

“I’ve got a Keepcup, so that when the consultant arrived for the ward round impromptu and you’ve just made your cup of tea and you are about to do your paperwork you could put it down you could do the ward round and you come back and your tea was still warm, Honestly, it’s made such a big difference to my life.”

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Portrait of Linda Lupton

Linda Lupton

“If we’re actually here in the linen room for any length of time, we’re laughing and joking and things like that, I mean, we try and keep the morale up as much as we can.”

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Portrait of Lee Falconer

Lee Falconer

“I sit in the cab if it’s raining, have the radio on, play about with my phone. But if it’s a nice sunny day, I’ll sit out on a bench or go for a wander and sometimes part down at the beach, so sometimes I walk along the beach.”

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