A beautiful mural by visual artist Kayde has been completed on the garden wall at the South East Palliative Care Centre (SEPCC) located on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. The mural aims to enhance the space by being calming, therapeutic and lifting spirits.

With wonderful project support from The Waterford Walls Project and with special thanks to Waterford Hospice and Rethink Ireland who generously funded this work. Thank you also to the nursing team at the SEPCC who championed this project every step of the way.

Our work is supported by the HSE and The Arts Council of Ireland.

Waterford Healing Arts brings arts experiences – music, visual art, creative writing and storytelling – to the bedside of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings.  This extensive arts and health programme promotes creativity, connection and discovery and seeks to reduce isolation, anxiety and stress for patients, family members and staff, and is delivered by professional artists in partnership with healthcare professionals.  In addition, as part of Réalta, Waterford Healing Arts offers its programmes and systems as examples of good practice, it pilots new ideas and initiatives, and this invaluable experience and insight informs Réalta’s programmes.