It is recognised that the arts have a key role in delivering an improved patient environment and have a significant contribution to make in improving the wellbeing and health of patients, service users and carers as well as staff and those working in health and the arts.

The Healing Arts Programme at UHCW compliments patient care and welfare through a diverse range of activities, including visual and performing arts. The programme helps to address the concerns people face when they or a loved one comes into hospital, through softening the environment, complimenting care and integrating the hospital into the local community.

Much has been achieved to date, including bespoke pieces of art for the Women’s and Children’s Entrance and Main Reception of University Hospital, installations of art work along the hospital corridors as well as exhibitions and creative workshops in patient dayrooms. The Healing Arts Programme relies on donations to ensure its success and is kindly supported by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity. Registered Charity Number: 1165393