The creative arts can offer a powerful contribution to the experience of patients in care settings but, more importantly to a person’s wellbeing. There is an ever-growing body of evidence that demonstrates the benefits of the arts in health and social care settings. For example, a study in London found that after engaging with the … Continue reading Cardiff and Vale UHB Launches five year Arts in Health Strategy
Are you a staff member at UHW that loves to sing or just wants to meet new people? Come along and join the new staff choir 'Heath Harmony'. The choir meets on a Monday evening 5.30-7.00pm in the Sanctuary on ward B5 and really wants as many staff as possible to come along and join … Continue reading Join the Heath Harmony Hospital Choir
William Dean Ford is a performance poet who has had a long and constructive relationship with Cardiff and Vale UHB. He was a member of the working group behind the art strategy of Hafan y Coed, our adult mental health unit; his words are permanently inscribed on the walls of the atrium in the reception … Continue reading Featured Artist: William Dean Ford
Members of Cardiff and Vale UHB Board, ahead of the September Board meeting, as well as staff from multiple teams including the Younger Onset Dementia team and the Mental Health Services for Older People team, were witness to a very special one-off performance of the play MEMORIA. MEMORIA is produced by a theatre company and … Continue reading MEMORIA puts the reality of living with dementia in the spotlight.