The lights of Hull Fair aren’t the only night time attraction the city hosts this week, as health managers team up with Hull FC to transform Hull Royal Infirmary.
For one week only, passers-by will not fail to notice the west side of the HRI tower block illuminated to promote the ‘Old Faithful’ project for people with dementia; a project delivered jointly between Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull FC.
Houlton’s recent encapsulation to the west side (Argyle Street) of the 160ft tower block will ensure that the images projected onto the building are visible from miles around.
Dr Dan Harman, Consultant in Elderly Medicine says:
“Using the side of the tower block to promote our work with Hull FC is a really unique way to reach out to more people with dementia.
“The Old Faithful project uses sports reminiscence therapy to help patients relive the happy memories they have experienced whilst supporting the Black and Whites, and it’s great that the club have recognised the role they can play in supporting people with dementia and their carers.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hull FC who have kindly supplied the projection equipment to allow us to showcase the partnership work between ourselves, Humber NHS Foundation Trust, and the club.”