Lincolnshire pupils take part in art competition celebrating Our NHS

Children across Lincolnshire will be supporting the region’s NHS as part of a unique art competition supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting local primary school children to get creative but taking part in the art competition to mark the £21.3 million investment to transform the urgent and emergency care department in Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. This will revolutionise how teams in the department are able to deliver care to local patients.

The “Your NHS” art competition is open to all primary schools in Lincolnshire.  Budding artists are being asked to create posters to share their vision for the ideal hospital or healthcare centre of the future.

As well as the chance to see their artwork on display, the winner will receive £500 in art supplies for their school and a trip to Westminster for a very special day out. Every entrant will receive a certificate and sticker to thank them for taking part.

Mark Brassington, Chief Operating Officer at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, said:

“When patients come to the emergency department they are often at their most vulnerable and are often the most poorly that we treat. It will be terrific to have such a fantastic facility which will enable our staff to provide the best possible care for our patients at what can often be the worst time of their life.

“The art project is just one way in which we are trying to help the whole community feel part of this exciting development, and we’re really looking forward to seeing some brilliant and imaginative art.”

The competition will be supported by a range of school resources, helping children to learn about the history of the NHS and how medicine is changing.

The competition will run until 15 November, with regional winners and shortlisted pupils announced shortly after.

To find out more and enter the competition, schools should contact: [email protected]