paediatric drawing projects, Heather Spears is invited to draw for 2-4
weeks, preferably in residence. She draws only with written consent from
the parents, which includes permission to publish and exhibit the drawings.
was really a pleasure and a treat for myself and members of the division
to have you work as you did within the Unit. We were all very much touched
by the quality of the work and, your sensitivity and the way you captured
the feelings that we all have for the small sick infants. Remember that
you will always be welcome within the neonatal unit to carry out your
work whenever you are visiting Edmonton."
David Schiff, Director, Newborn Nurseries, University of Alberta Hospitals
"really captured the tenderness of children and the courage that they
have, ...a wonderful lady, she is very discreet and quiet, working in
a way that doesn't disturb the parents or babies." Heather Mattson,
Manager, Friends of the University Hospitals, Edmonton
"I know you have had a lot of positive feedback from both parents and
staff. I have been surprised at how much parents have treasured your drawings
of their baby; it has been something for them to hang on to and share
with friends and family at a time when they have been separated from their
baby. Many times on going into the Nursery, the staff would excitedly
draw my attention to drawings of various infants. Both the parents and
the staff in SCN have enjoyed your association with us." Margaret R.
Pendray, Medical Director, Newborn Services, B.C. Children's Hospital
Hospitals include: Rigshospitalet Copenhagen; Karolinska Stockholm; University of Alberta Hospitals;
Children's Medical Health Centre Washington DC; Children's Hospital Seattle;
Childrens' and Grace Hospitals, Vancouver; Foothills Calgary,
Victoria, Prince George; WK Grace, Halifax. UK: Hammersmith, Birmingham,
Radcliffe Infirmary, Great Ormond Street Hospital; St. Olav's Hospital,
Trondheim, Norway; Denmark: Herlev, Hillerød, Frederisberg, Gentofte;
Middle East: Gaza, Nablus, Maqassad Jerusalem.