A number of aquatic portholes and panoramic windows with views of exotic locations have been installed at DRI in a bid to brighten up one of the busiest areas of the hospital.
The basement corridor of the Armthorpe Road site is one of the Trust’s busiest thoroughfares, with essential activity taking place throughout its various lanes and avenues.
As such, while the area is a hub of activity, it can sometimes be a dull and drab place to walk through, with little to look at and a few tell-tale scuff marks on walls as essential work is undertaken and low speed vehicles escort vital supplies around the hospital.
Director of Estates and Facilities at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH), Dr Kirsty Edmondson Jones, said: “The basement area of Doncaster Royal Infirmary is one of the busiest areas of the hospital. As a vital artery which connects to most services within the hospital, most colleagues will visit these corridors at least once a week, sometimes bringing with them patients who need to be transported around the site. It’s long been an ambition of the Trust to improve this particular area, transforming it from an entirely functional thoroughfare to something brighter, more engaging and comfortable for both colleagues and patients to travel through. These simple decorations have completely transformed the basement area and have been met with an overwhelming amount of positivity – we couldn’t be more pleased."