Patient puts pen to paper to produce hospital artworks


Joiner, Scott Russell, brightens up the wards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital with cartoon artworks

When joiner Scott Russell found himself in the cardiology ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital he embarked on an alternative form of therapy – drawing cartoons.

Rather than reading, Russell, who is also an amateur historian, put pen and pencil to paper.

He subsequently had a major operation in Edinburgh where he produced more drawings and has continued to sketch during his visits to Forth Valley Royal Hospital as an outpatient or visitor.

Charge nurse, Jackie Cappie, was so impressed with his work she suggested his cartoons be framed and some now hang in the ward.

“Even the poorliest of our patients raise a smile when they see Scott’s cartoons” she said.

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