Images of iconic landmarks, the hustle and bustle of street
life and a portrait of the Thames all featured in a local photography
competition which challenged entrants to capture life in the Capital.
The competition, launched to mark the 25th
anniversary of BMI The London Independent Hospital, called on the hospital’s
consultants, nurses, staff and friends to depict through photography what it
means to live in London in 2011.
The winning images are now on display in patient bedrooms
and waiting rooms at the Stepney Green hospital.
The hospital’s Executive Director
Kirsty Baker, Clinical Governance Manager Justine Eastbury and Facilities and
Patient Services Manager Ray Hughes presided over the judging.
Commenting on the judging process
Kirsty said: “The brief for the competition was fairly open to interpretation
but we wanted something that would mark our 25th year and
encapsulate a very exciting period of time in London’s history. With the
Olympics taking place next year we wanted a visual reminder of what it meant to
be a Londoner in 2011. Luckily the staff delivered on all fronts but this
made the judging process incredibly difficult for everyone involved.”
Staff from every department of the
hospital entered images which portrayed our diverse, vibrant and modern city.
Images that made the shortlist included photos of Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing
Street, the Southbank and the City of London. In the end the quality was so high the judges picked four
- The National Maritime
Museum, Greenwich by Amelda Blignaut, Intensive Therapy Unit Clinical
- The Dockland Light
Railway by Physiotherapist Elica Johnson
- The British Museum by
overall winner was:
River Thames by Neil Gear
winning images have now been framed and patients and visitors at the hospital
will be able to enjoy them as they move around the hospital.
images really reflect the vibrant and dynamic community that we have been a
part of for the past 25 years. We would like to thank everyone who entered and
hope that their work will bring pleasure to both our patients and staff,”
Private hospital news : 17 December 2011