Children’s health book is a community storyAlan Coates2019-10-10T06:03:59-04:00
Children’s health book is a community story
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for making sure every hospital environment is safe and clean. With a visit from the CQC on the horizon, the Guildford Nuffield Hospital decided to put together a children’s health book which explained just how important it is to wash your hands to protect yourself and others from germs. But, with no budget available, we offered our support pro bono to see the project through.
The story had been written by Elizabeth Bean, an Infection Prevention Nurse at the hospital, while the beautiful watercolour illustrations were created by Vicky Meering, Paediatric Sister for Outpatients.
Our role was bringing these elements together to create the book itself. Aimee Chapman, a graphic design graduate with us on work experience, was given the reins with design. We also donated pre-press time and took care of the printing arrangements. The result was a 12-page children’s health book Archie and Theo’s special day out to the Guildford Hospital.
The project was a true joint effort, with everyone involved taking on new challenges to pull it together. And to make it all worth it, the children’s health book was delivered ahead of the CQC inspection and received a special mention in the official report produced following the visit. The book received a special mention in the official inspection report produced following the Care Quality Commission’s visit.
Why we love it
“This is a beautiful children’s health book with a truly important message for our hospitals. It was a great project for 44 to be involved in, especially knowing our services were helping pro bono.”