Public living room coming to Tameside Hospital
04 April 2019

A dome providing a public living room is coming to Tameside hospital next week.  The dome, installed by social movement organisation Camerados, will be in place from Wednesday 10 April for three months in the atrium by the Hartshead South entrance.

The dome will be open to everyone all day, every day, providing a place for staff, visitors and patients to go on good days and bad to relax and take a moment to look out for each other.  In the dome there will be a safe space where there is no agenda or pressure to do anything.

Thursdays in the dome will be focussed on wellbeing with workshops for all programmed throughout the three months the dome will be in the hospital. Local voluntary and community organisations will be delivering creative and supportive workshops including:

  • Mindful Paws provided by Noah’s Art
  • Family reading session with Tameside Loves Reading
  • Music and theatre provided by Made by Mortals
  • And many more!

Karen James, Chief Executive of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT, said. “It is hoped that the dome will support the critical work that happens within the hospital, making it an even better place to work, get better and visit.”

Camerados has already worked in two other hospitals with well over 15,000 people reporting they have gone into the public living room feeling stressed, tired, anxious and exhausted and coming out feeling calm, relaxed, peaceful and happy.

Helen Parker from Camerados said, “Camerados is delighted to be working Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust as we share the same exciting approach to helping individuals and communities thrive and keep well.  Camerados is a growing global movement of people who believe we should all look out for each other as we know human connection, no matter how fleeting, and having a purpose or routine keeps people and places well.”

For more information, email pccca@tgh.nhs.uk or visit www.camerados.org