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Front: Louise Timoney, Rob Da Bank and Mike Carr with Ryan Small, Jacqui Skeel and Sarah Bartlett from the Education Department
Seagrove Ward’s winning entry sourced from the Island’s coastline

20 different departments and teams at St Mary’s Hospital have been battling it out in the hope of being crowned champions of this year’s Christmas Tree competition, whilst also providing decorative pieces for staff and visitors to enjoy.

The beautifully decorated trees have been on display at the hospital’s Full Circle Restaurant today (Monday), where they will remain throughout the Christmas period. It is the first year that a tree competition has been held and has brought together all of the festive entries in one place.

Bestival curator Rob Da Bank visited the hospital this lunchtime to judge the entries alongside 17-year-old Louise Timoney, who is currently an inpatient on the children’s ward and Mike Carr, IW NHS Trust Patient Council member.

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Seagrove Ward at Sevenacres was awarded first place for their ‘Life is a beach tree’, which has been made from items found around the Island’s coast over the past 3 months. Becky Whitewood, staff and patients have all been involved in it’s creation and take away a large hamper.

The Education Department’s ‘virtual tree’ manikin challenge video scooped second place (video to follow), with the hospital’s cleaning department taking the third spot with their decorated tree.

L-R: Louise Timoney, Rob Da Bank and Mike Carr with the winning tree

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