Vision - To embed creativity, culture and the arts within the heart of the St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals, supporting the delivery of health services across innovative, beautiful buildings that are fit for purpose, are user friendly, promote wellbeing and raise aspirations.
Arts for health at MMU have been working with St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Taylor Woodrow Construction since March 2007. Initially the work involved designing an arts strategy and vision for the Trust with the aim of embedding creativity, culture and the arts within the hospital.
Following the development of the strategy, Arts for Health continued to work within St Helens Hospital commissioning artists to produce works for the new St Helens Hospital, which opened in October 2008. Following the installation of these pieces and the opening of the hospital, our work is continuing as we respond to staff and patient needs.