Arts and Health has been a part of Cwm Taf since 1998. Positive surroundings, local identity and distinctiveness are central concerns. A great deal of importance is placed on the need to include staff and local communities in the co-curation of our healthcare environments through different forms of engagement, creating a sense of pride and ownership.
Public and visual art has featured prominently in key capital builds at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda in Llwynypia; Ysbyty Cwm Cynon in Mountain Ash and Keir Hardie Health Park in Merthyr Tydfil. An exhibition programme and performances are delivered alongside. Local schools, colleges and universities have also worked closely with Cwm Taf on a number of initiatives including Your Medicines Your Health, a campaign resulting in vibrant, colourful messages and health awareness of safe medicines use.