Work to build a new East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington is underway. We are now working on the development of an Arts Strategy to help plan creative activity in and around the hospital building. The aim of the Arts Strategy will be to provide a positive, patient-centred creative environment - we would like to invite you to share your views on what this could look like.
What are the benefits of art in hospitals? - Sitting alongside medical care, the arts can have a positive impact on people experiencing mental or physical health issues. Experiencing and engaging in the arts is mentally stimulating, promoting greater wellbeing and resilience, and can make a hospital stay a more compassionate and positive experience for both patients and visitors. The arts can also improve hospitals as working environments, increasing staff retention and productivity rates.
How will the Arts Strategy be funded? - After the strategy has been completed, trust funding will be sought to implement its recommendations.
You can share your views by completing our online survey below.