Great Expectations Mural

The ‘Great Expectations’ mural celebrates the long history of service provided by the Royal Victoria Maternity Hospital, which delivers over 6000 babies each year, to the new construction build.  It was created through the collaborative effort of over 100 individuals from 15 different public, private, educational and community organisations.

Uniquely, all the participants involved all had a connection to the hospital – some were born there, others gave birth there, a number currently work or have worked in the hospital, others have benefited from its care and a lot of the participants live locally and have experienced the physical changes over the years.

Pupils from local primary schools Malvern and St Clare’s worked closely with seniors from Falls 50+ Group and Shankill Senior Forum, with input from an advisory forum which included the New Maternity Project Team, Midwifery Representatives and the Belfast Trust’s Snowdrop Group, a support group for bereaved parents.

Two local cross-community artists guided by Linking Generations NI facilitated the group’s creative vision and mentored the participants during a series of art sessions as they sketched and painted the striking installation and were supported with practical help by the GBHP and our supply chain.

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Monitor report. Graham Bam Healthcare Partnership. County Antrim. December 2019.

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