Stroke patients art moved to corridors of Tameside


STROKE patients are set to see how therapy they undertook is benefiting thousands of visitors to Tameside Hospital. The patients each took part in a series of art classes while recovering from a stroke. And Gillian Parker, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust\'s director overseeing the construction of the hospital\'s new Hartshead South building, was so impressed with the resulting pictures, she arranged to have them transferred onto large canvases and displayed in the corridors. She said: "Our beautiful new building is a perfect backdrop for them and they look fantastic. Everyone has commented on them and we\'re really proud to have given them the home they deserve." Joyce Booth of the Tameside and Glossop Stroke Association added: "This project has been a really good springboard for people as some of them had never even painted before. They were painting using whichever hand had been effected by their stroke. There was also the added bonus that art is good for a stroke patient\'s concentration. The classes were a good way for people to get together and share their experiences."