In today’s episode, Natalie Ellis, Ellen Nowak and Lauren Gardiner Walton talk about the development of the Arts Strategy for the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH). They also discuss the benefits of the arts in cancer care and in supporting patient treatment and recovery.
If you would like to get involved in the CCRH project by joining any of the groups that Ellen mentions in this episode, further information can be found here.
Natalie is Head of Arts at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Ellen is Arts Programme Manager at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Lauren is a member of the CCRH Environment Working Group as well as being Curator of the Cambridge University Herbarium, and was recently treated for cancer.
About CUH Arts:
CUH Arts is Cambridge University Hospitals’ arts-in-health programme, dedicated to shaping care through creativity. They strive to promote wellbeing, distract from illness, and improve the hospital experience by providing excellent creative and cultural opportunities for patients, staff, visitors and the wider community. Embedded within one of the world’s leading hospital trusts, their diverse, person-centred, multi-disciplinary programme of live, participatory and visual arts is facilitated and managed by an expert team of arts professionals in collaboration with artists and cultural partners.