Arts at NUH

The Arts Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of an arts provision and associated initiatives to improve the health care environment and experience primarily for patients who have dementia, their carers and staff through the use of all forms of visual and participatory arts within NUH sites.

The role is kindly funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity. For more information please contact Megan Dawes, Arts Coordinator, via email at megan.dawes@nuh.nhs.uk

Annual report

You can read the full annual report for September 2021 - September 2022 in the file below.

Arts at NUH ANNUAL REPORT 21-22.docx [docx] 4MB

NUH Arts Trails project

The NUH Arts Coordinator and Active Hospitals lead are currently developing Arts Trails at NUH, to encourage patients, staff and visitors to explore the arts collection and get moving at the same time.

We would like to hear your thoughts on your current experience of art at NUH to inform the project by completing this short survey:

https://pmed.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/arts-trails

This project is kindly supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

If you have any questions about the arts trail or would like to be kept updated, please contact the Arts Coordinator and/or Active Hospitals lead at NUH.

Latest News and Updates

Keep track of our latest news and updates below:

  • Read more about our artworks on loan from Paintings in Hospitals and their impact HERE
  • Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure visit Beeston Ward. Read more and watch the video HERE
  • RITA  (Reminscence Interactive Therapy Activities) has arrived on our HCOP wards! This is an award winning digital therapy and patient experience technology. Read more about RITA HERE.
  • Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre and City Arts partnership project 'Colours of Life' draws to a close. Read all about it HERE. Thank you to the funders, Nottingham Hospital Charity.
  • To thank everyone in our local community that took part in our Christmas performances, Nottingham Hospital Charity have kindly put together a video that can be viewed HERE.
  • Take a look at our NEW arts and activities posters to help inpatients and outpatients access resources: 

An image of a poster which shows arts and activities that you can access in the hospital including music services and e-books. A QR code and link to website included. An image of a poster which shows arts and activities that you can access in the hospital including music services and e-books. A QR code and link to website included

 

Community Support

To search for arts organisations and groups in Nottingham City, please visit the Ask Lion directory.

To search for arts organisations and groups in the Nottinghamshire County, please visit  the Notts Help Yourself directory.

To find out more about Nottingham Hospitals Choir (open to NHS staff and general public), please click HERE.

City Arts Blue to Green - find out more HERE

RITA

RITA is here!

RITA stands for Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities. RITA is a computer/tablet device with activities on and is available on all Healthcare of the Older Person wards.

On RITA, you can access games, music, films, picture activities, historical sporting clips and much more!

Please ask a member of staff on the ward for RITA if you are a patient, carer or visitor. 

 

RITA poster for patients which includes the text above.