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  • Lynne Shand

Arts in healthcare facilities help to diminish our anxiety and connect us with our humanity.

From: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry Report.

An art policy and an art strategy have been prepared for the development at the feasibility/design brief stage i.e. RIBA stage B (or equivalent) and endorsed by the senior management level. The policy and strategy addresses the following:

- Enhancing the healthcare environment

Building relationships with the local community

Building relationships with patients and their families

Relieving patient and family anxiety by contribution to treatment or recovery area, e.g. post-operative areas, paediatric units, etc.

Greening the healthcare environment with the inclusion of living plants (where appropriate)

Training generating creative opportunities for staff.

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