In Loving Memory glazing scheme at Kings collage Hospital, London. (2019).
Mirror, white + textured glasses and lead.
Staff conference Room, Hambleden Wing, Kings Collage NHS Hospital.
‘In loving Memory’ series has been designed, created, donated in memory of the life saving care the Kings College Hospital and the NHS provides. Xavier White received direct experience from the staff of Kings following a near fatal head injury in 1985.
The far right, In Loving Memory, signature panel.
My friend Jo Mead would visit me most days in the neurosurgical unit. I was so proud, when she went on to train as a nurse at Kings and work there as a Staff-Nurse till 1992.
Sadly Jo died of a brain tumour in 2018 and this is also In Memoria of her kindness. Also in celebration, of our wonderful National Health Service’s 70th anniversary 1948-2018, and the ethos of Care for All, originating in Nye Bevan’s home town of Tredegar in Wales.
Kings Collage Hospital, originally based at Lincolns Inn Fields 1840. It became the first to teach nursing in 1856.
And re-located to Denmark Hill 1913.
The figure cycling, is Xavier cycling down Denmark Hill to complete his solo Recouperation Across the Nation, I care for the NHS, a solo sponsored cycle form Glasgow to London that Xavier organised in 1988 and 89, and completed with a picnic in Burgess Park.