BMI The London Independent Hospital competition

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 winning images.

These were:

  • The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich by Amelda Blignaut, Intensive Therapy Unit Clinical Training Lead
  • The Dockland Light Railway by Physiotherapist Elica Johnson
  • The British Museum by Bill Pritchard

And the overall winner was:

  • The River Thames by Neil Gear

The 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.

“The 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,” Kirsty concluded.


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