Artist and breast cancer patient creates picture to support others with diagnosis at Ipswich Hospital

Elizabeth Taylor, presenting her artwork to Mr Neeraj Garg, consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon, a

Elizabeth Taylor, presenting her artwork to Mr Neeraj Garg, consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon, and nurse specialist Helen Sheeran - Credit: Archant

Breast cancer patients arriving for appointments at Ipswich Hospital are now receiving a brighter welcome after a unique piece of textile artwork went on display.

The piece was created by Suffolk artist Elizabeth Taylor, who herself was recently a breast cancer patient.

It has been made from pieces of coloured material which represent the different feelings that a patient receiving care may experience. It also includes a female figure with a red spot to signify a breast lump, and the words ‘out, out’ to reflect the way patients may feel about a lump in their body.

“I decided to donate the artwork as I thought it may help people who are attending appointments,” said Mrs Taylor, who spent three days during her recovery making the piece. “The staff at the hospital do an excellent job for so many local people. I hope that this donation also helps show them how much they are appreciated.”

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