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Ten art students from Fife College recently presented artwork to staff at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline.

The NC Art & Design students worked with staff in clinical intervention, day surgery and urology to create and produce pieces of art for their patient areas.

Led and supported by their lecturer Karen Masters, she commented: “This has been a great opportunity for the NC level 6 students to experience a live project where they have been given an insight into the requirements of a site specific project. 

“They have visited the site to understand the needs of the patients using the departments, as well as the health and safety requirements of producing work for a clinical environment. They have had to work to a given brief and strict deadlines, all of which provide skills required for future employment in the work place.”

General Manager - Clinical Support and Access at Queen Margaret Hospital, Andrea Wilson, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students and their lecturer Karen for creating and providing these wonderful pieces of art. 

“Artwork can have a real benefit for patients in hospital settings, they can distract from the clinical feeling of a hospital by either brightening an area or helping to bring a sense of calm and comfort while patients wait to be seen.”