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Medical waste becomes massive medical art mural

Tilda Shalof collects the medicine caps and tube connectors, vial lids and syringe coverings left over from treating some of the sickest hospital patients. Then she turns them into art: goo.gl/DCKjQe

Posted by The Toronto Star on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A great feel good story about medical waste recycled into a large art mural. Former ICU Nurse, Tilda Shalof hopes it provides both comfort and inspiration to hospital staff and patients.

“For families, it can be a cheerful, joyful thing to look at,” she says. “For nurses, I think it shows that all the little things that we do every day add up to big things for each person we treat.

“Any one of those pieces — the lids, the connectors — by themselves is meaningless. But all together you can create something with a lot of meaning for a patient.”

(STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR)



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