From today it is a scenario made of colors, 3D sculptures and illustrated panels with fairytale subjects to welcome the little patients of the infant ward of the Santa Lucia IRCCS in Rome, where every year about 500 families begin complex neurorehabilitation courses.
The project was created by the artist Silvio Irilli and is designed to help health workers to stimulate children’s imagination and to make the stay of children and family members in the waiting area as comfortable and welcoming as possible. Beyond the entrance, the spaces of the ward they are decorated with vestments that reproduce the facade of a castle. The waiting room of the Center has now been transformed into a “Wood of Wonders”, thanks to donations from the companies Swan, Dexco, Sial, Trade Art, Bizzaglia, Sanitas, Consis and Sogesi.
Irilli, founder of the Painted Hospitals project, explained: “I am happy to bring a new welcome message to an Italian excellence such as the Santa Lucia Irccs Foundation. For the waiting room I thought of a scenario with nature, in which the children can find characters and details of the history of Rome, with a central tree in 3D with a circular seat, to further characterize the work “.
The center offers courses dedicated to children with serious pathologies such as infantile cerebral palsy, rare genetic diseases, neuromuscular diseases and other neurological impairments. The Infantile Neurorehabilitation Center, in many cases frequented on a daily basis, thus becomes one of the hubs around which the life of families is organized from the first months of the life of the children, for whom the surrounding environments also play a crucial role.