Example of: Creative Health in hospitals and hospices

Various 'bitesize' examples

Of the 226 NHS Trusts in England, more than 100 have arts programmes. There is an NHS National Arts in Hospitals Network (NAHN) hosted by NHS Charities Together.

The Dyson Cancer Centre at Royal United Hospital Bath will open in late 2023 and will include commissioned artworks to contribute to creating a nurturing and therapeutic environment, reducing stress and anxiety and promoting health and wellbeing.

North Bristol NHS Trust, Fresh Arts, provides arts on referral for patients with chronic conditions: cancer, chronic pain and chronic breathlessness. On completion of the six week programme they refer patients to activities in their local community to support wellbeing.

In Partnership with Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust and Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah, Creative Minds have been awarded £92,000 from Youth Music to develop new music making infrastructure that can be installed in individual rooms on children’s wards in Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals.

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