Background: The Arts in Health work began in 2005 with an Arts steering committee and an active member of staff in capital planning running small Arts projects. In 2012 an Arts co-ordinator was appointed as a pilot project. Now there is small team - all the posts are part time or alongside other jobs.
Our Vision: To incorporate the Arts into everything we do so that patients, their families and staff experience excellent care in excellent surroundings
Experience & engagement : To contribute to people’s wellbeing through facilitating participation in the Arts
Environment improvement : To create environments that provide positive experiences for patients and staff
Heritage: To value and learn from the past
Sustainability : To create an Arts programme which is evidence based and has reliable resourcing
"Over recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the impact that taking part in the arts can have on health and wellbeing. By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and build wellbeing. The arts can improve healthcare environments and benefit staff retention and professional development." National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing website