Patient environment

Theatre for children in hospital

This new book looks at the place of theatre for children who are hospitalized, showing how powerfully it can enhance their social and mental wellbeing.

Research shows nurse health improved by arts activity

New research has found that arts activity, improves the wellbeing of nursing staff.

The researchers in Lithuania analysed the impact of arts engagement activities on the wellbeing of nursing staff and found significant improvements in subjective wellbeing.

King’s Fund arts in hospitals

The King’s Fund has published a retrospective reflecting on its commissioning of arts activity in hospitals from 1979 to 2010.

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/library/blog/art-hospitals

Voices Through Corridors

Voices Through Corridors is a Heritage Lottery Funded project that explores the heritage of Walsall Manor Hospital from 1930 to the present day.

Enhancing the Healing Environment - Developing supportive design for people with dementia

The design of the built environment can significantly help in compensating for the sensory loss and cognitive impairment associated with dementia, as well as supporting the continued independence of people in hospital who have dementia.

Improving environments for care at end of life

A new publication  from the King’s Fund  which presents case studies that show how, even in the most uninspiring environments, it is possible to create welcoming spaces that provide value for money and can improve the quality of care and the patient experience.

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