New mural dedicated to NHS workers at Peterborough City Hospital transforms corridor

An NHS worker from Peterborough City Hospital has transformed a blank corridor into a work of art, with a mural dedicated to colleagues in the Endoscopy Unit.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 9:26 am
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 9:28 am
Karen and the new mural

Administrator and budding artist, Karen Manchip offered her services after learning that the Endoscopy department was looking for a visual way of displaying patients’ feedback.

The mural reflects two colleagues, Lead Endoscopist Irfan Armin and Endoscopist Bindu Biju holding an endoscope while exactly 2 metres apart and took Karen 125 hours to paint.

Karen said: “I have always been interested in art and have been drawing since I was 12, but this is my first time creating something of this magnitude. After speaking to colleagues in the department, it became clear that the team wanted something that was personal to the unit, so I chose our lead endoscopist and our newest endoscopist as models.”

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The mural has been admired by patients and staff alike, many commenting on how wonderful it looks.

“The mural turned out better than I could have imagined’” said Petra Darlington, Sister on the Endoscopy Unit. “Everyone who visits the unit has commented on how fantastic it looks. I cannot thank Karen enough for all her hard work to create such a masterpiece.”