Young at Heart
The Young at Heart project, started two years ago, brings creative activity to patients on the elderly care wards. Artists are currently facilitating sessions on the Farley Stroke Unit and Winterslow, Redlynch and Chilmark Wards, six times a week. Last year an estimated 1200 patients were involved in storytelling, songs, poetry, music or movement with the artists bringing light and joy to the bedside.
In a recent Dementia Peer Review the activities were noted as good practice and a good example of connecting with patients with dementia. The project, now running at Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury and the Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne, is going from strength to strength and ArtCare hopes to futher extend the range of activities from the summer.
Meet the Young at Heart artists and read about Rose Flint's experience of working with patients this month:
New Children's Unit
Visit our Children's Unit page for images, background information to the commissions and to find out how children and young people were involved in the design process.
'Look at Me!' project
The 'Look at Me!' project explores the varied and unique stories from 12 families using the Spires Cleft Lip and Palate Service at Salisbury District Hospital.
Visit the 'Look at Me!' project website >
ArtCare has completed over 300 other projects to date. Take a look at some of our previous projects and see how we have been making a difference to patients, staff and visitors at Salisbury District Hospital.