Sally Clark’s poem about care

Sally Clark is a Senior Perioperative Care Assistant working in Paediatric Theatres at the Alex Children’s Hospital.  She has worked in Theatres for the last sixteen years (Old and New Alex) and enjoys the interaction with both patients and carers.

Since leaving Senior School, Sally has found poetry (and reflective accounts) beneficial  to her wellbeing and, like her late mother, has kept a written diary to record significant events.

Here is a poem she has submitted:

As carer’s we listen attentively to all of our patients;
Young or old they often express their impatience and frustration.
They are nervous, scared and afraid of the unknown
So we distract, tell jokes – and for babies multiple bubbles are blown!

Put yourself in their place to understand how they feel
And never tell a patient being in Hospital is not a Big Deal!
Care for others how you would like to be cared for yourself
Then you will fully appreciate how to bring them back to good health!

Drawings by Charlotte Donald Wilson

Charlotte is a biomedical scientist who is currently working on the bank in Histopathology.  Her role is to examine human tissue cell samples microscopically.  She explains, “I have been living in Brighton since I began Biological Sciences at Brighton University. Since a young age I have been unsure whether to gravitate more towards a career in art or science, my two passions. Recently I have tried to combine the two by drawing things that fascinate me from the scientific world. My work can now be viewed in several displays around Brighton and Hove. I have also recently undertaken a series of commission pieces to raise awareness for depression and general mental health.”

To see more of Charlottle’s work please visit her facebook page:



beetles kidney-tiffammonitearachnids



Transforming a Canvas

Kumar Pallavur is a cardiologist working at both the County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal in Haywards Heath. He explains, “I love nature and art. Art is my hobby. I use both oil and acrylic for the landscapes and abstracts I do. I find it very relaxing and satisfying to see how colours can transform a white canvas. Thank you for providing me with an opportunity to share them.”