Frimley Health Art
The best environment for care and recovery.
Your donations will enable us to transform the environment in Wexham Park, Heatherwood and Frimley Park hospitals to aid recovery for all our patients.
Art and Health
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to maintaining a positive healing environment for patients, staff and visitors through the inclusion of art within our sites.
There is potential for significant positive effects through art in hospitals. A 2008 Arts and Health policy prospectus concluded: “Arts Council England, The Department of Health and many leading healthcare experts firmly believe that the arts have an important part to play in improving the health and wellbeing of people in many ways.” Recent clinical studies show that placing artworks within a healthcare environment can; reduce levels of anxiety, depression and stress; reduce patient’s length of stay within the hospital; reduce the use of some oral medications and improve communication between patients and health care professionals.
Art at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
The Arts programme is aimed at improving the visual environment for patients, staff and visitors. The Arts Committee focuses on engagement with both the local and wider communities and has recently worked with local and national artists, art students and charities on a variety of projects, and which it aims to extend and continue with all sites within the trust.
Donations to support our Arts Charity Fund allows us to enhance our healing environments within our health care environment through; artist commissions, purchasing of artwork, participatory arts activities, music in hospitals and working with staff, visitors and local communities to build a healing environment with artwork that is specifically created for the needs of patients.