Art in Hospitals
Improving the visual environment for patients of all ages, staff and visitors.
We are dependent on Frimley Health Charity and donations to support the work we do.
Your support will help create healthy spaces at our Hospital
Our Art Programme is aimed at improving the visual environment for patients of all ages, staff and visitors. The Arts Committee focuses on engagement with both the local and wider communities.
We have recently worked with local artists, art students and camera clubs on a variety of projects. This will continue at all sites within the Trust.
Donations to support our Arts Charity Fund allows us to enhance our healing environments within our health care environment. These are through artist commissions, purchasing of artwork, participatory arts activities, gardens and music in hospitals. The art officer works with staff, visitors and local communities to build a portfolio that is specifically created for the needs of patients.
Recent clinical studies show that placing artworks within a healthcare environment can:
*reduce levels of anxiety
*reduce levels of depression and stress
*reduce patient’s length of stay within the hospital
*reduce the use of some oral medications
*improve communication between patients and health care professionals.
The charity’s goal is to provide equipment and services that go beyond the NHS for patients, staff and visitors. We work hard with the hospital to ensure that the charity is not plugging the gaps. What you are helping to provide genuinely enhances the healthcare available to the local community in a way that would not otherwise be possible.
The charity pays no VAT on medical equipment, so your money goes further to provide the kind of specialist equipment that makes such a difference to people in their hour of need.