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Healing Arts


North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has formed a special interest group to develop Healing Arts programmes at our hospitals.

The group aims to support the arts as an integral part of the hospital environment, and to create opportunities for engagement with local artists and local communities to improve the patient environment.

Our aim is to provide an environment which supports the delivery of better health, wellbeing and improved experience for patients, service users and staff.

If you would like to find out more about the Healing Arts programme, or are interested in contributing to the development of arts work within the hospital, please contact Arts Coordinator, Susie Tate:

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“There is growing evidence that engagement in activities like dance, music, drama, painting and reading help ease our minds and heal our bodies.” Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England

“Acute medicine and art walk hand in hand day and night. The first saves lives, the second nudges our spirit, allowing us to know what it is to be human, to know ourselves, others.”   Patient. Creative Health Report 2017