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Bradford Royal Infirmary’s newly-revamped £2.8m Emergency Department (ED) is now looking picture perfect thanks to a generous donation from Bingley Camera Club.

The amateur photographers donated 20 printed prints of scenes from across Bradford and Yorkshire, including Bingley, Shipley, Simon’s Seat near Bolton Abbey, St Ives Country Park in Harden, Arncliffe, Malham and Whitby.

ED clinical lead, Dr Sue King, said: “We are delighted to put the photographs on display around our newly-renovated department. They really are a welcome addition as we wanted to make the walls less clinical.

“The idea came from a suggestion made by one of our consultants, Dr Jill Stewart, who thought it would be a great idea to brighten up our department. These prints will greatly benefit our environment for patients and staff alike.

Ease people’s anxiousness

“We hope the photographs will also help ease people’s anxiousness during their journey through ED and also help jog the memories of elderly patients and those with dementia who might be confused about where they are.”

BRI’s ED is one of the countries busiest and cares for around 135,000 patients each year.

Bingley Camera Club is based at Church House, Old Main Street, Bingley and meetings are held every Monday evening.

Members vary in skill from semi-professional to enthusiastic beginners, with specialists in landscape, portrait and sports photography. Help and advice is also given in the form of extra evening Photoshop classes.

New members are welcome. For more information please contact: bingleycameraclub.org.uk