Spirit of the Wild – photos by Staff Nurse Geraldine Malthouse

Beautiful collection of photos continues until 8 March on the Staff Art Wall at UHW. 

Geraldine Malthouse has been a Staff Nurse for 21 years, working mainly in Emergency Departments in England and Ireland.  She is currently working on the Medical Day Ward at UHW.  Her passions are photography and travelling, combining the two during journeys to various parts of the world, including Japan, Antarctica and India. Koala by Geraldine Malthouse

She says “photography encourages me to be mindful by heightening my awareness of seeing, of being fully present in the moment in order to ‘capture’ that fleeting moment of life.  With a camera in my hand, I allow myself to stop, take a breath and really look at what is in front of me.  It enables me to see the beauty and sacredness of our world, to ‘draw with light’.  As human beings, we are custodians of our planet and have a responsibility to maintain its harmony and sacredness.”

Geraldine is inspired by a quote from leading Native American figure Chief Seattle: “Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.  All things are connected.  Every part of the earth is sacred.”

Geraldine’s photos will be on view until 8 March 2019.

The Staff Art Wall project is an initiative of Waterford Healing Arts Trust which aims to celebrate the creativity of HSE staff by providing an opportunity to display their work at the hospital. Further details are available from www.waterfordhealingarts.com