Hospital staff get snap happy

Sue Mulvey, Healthcare Assistant in Fertility Ruth Shepard (3rd place), Editor of Eastbourne Herald Keith Ridley and Staff Nurse Lindsay Palmer (winner)
Sue Mulvey, Healthcare Assistant in Fertility Ruth Shepard (3rd place), Editor of Eastbourne Herald Keith Ridley and Staff Nurse Lindsay Palmer (winner)
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HOSPITAL staff at the BMI The Esperance Hospital in Eastbourne have been have been getting snap happy over the past few weeks for a photography competition – and the hope is the fruits of their labour will help patients on the road to recovery.

Herald editor-in-chief Keith Ridley was among a trio of judges who ran the rule over a stack of photographs taken by workers at the private hospital, joined by Sue Mulvey and the Esperance’s Antony Masters.

Executive director Sue Mulvey came up with the idea for the competition, which has drummed up a host of photos which will now be hung around the hospital on newly decorated walls.

Speaking to the Herald she said, “The aim of the competition was for as many staff to take a photo in black and white of their favourite local place or landmark. The number of entries was fantastic and the results have been excellent.

“The standard of photography was very high so it was not an easy task to find the winner. However we did and we were all in agreement. We are all now looking forward to the photographs being hung around the hospital and we hope our patients enjoying looking at them.

“I am delighted that so many of the team took the time to enter, we certainly have some extra talented people working at our hospital.”

The winner was staff nurse Lindsay Palmer, who scooped a book about digital photography thanks to her image of Seven Sisters taken from the beach near Birling Gap.