Maria Battle

I have been Cardiff and Vale UHB’s Chair since 2012 and during my time have seen the arts programme here blossom. I am also the Chair of the health board’s Arts and Environment group and, with their support, have overseen amazing projects develop from ideas into realities, the likes of which can’t be found in any other health board such as the bespoke arts strategy for our adult mental health unit, Hafan y Coed and our unique Hearth Gallery.

I welcome the mounting evidence that the arts are good for patient wellbeing outcomes as I understand that for many people, hospitals can seem quite intimidating. It is our duty to mitigate this feeling where we can by filling our environments with art, music and colour.

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