As our current arts activities programme is on hold due the Covid-19 crisis, we are putting together a menu of activities to do at home or in hospital. Have a look at our first nature colouring-in pack created by arts coordinator Mir Jansen and people from the Bamford community in the Peak District National Park. Read and download here
ARTS@STH work with a variety of artists and arts organisations to help us to achieve our objective of improving the experience and wellbeing of our patients and staff. We are part of the National Performance and Advisory Group (NPAG) – Arts, Design and Heritage in Hospitals network. In collaboration with NPAG, funded by Sheffield Hospitals Charity and produced by University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust and Culture Weston, we are now offering our first Summer Edition Boredom Buster. This 48-page newspaper is jam packed with articles, puzzles, creative activities and games to improve the mood of our patients in hospital. To order these for your ward, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of copies you require, a point of contact and the name and location of your ward.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has had an arts programme since the 1990s. It is currently managed by two part-time arts coordinators and an arts activities officer who look after the hospital improvement and patient engagement programme.
We offer a varied programme of creative activities for the benefit of our patients. We focus on wards where we have a high percentage of elderly patients, and patients with dementia. We offer a monthly music programme with musicians from Music in Hospitals and Care and Brightside. We also provide weekly arts activities sessions and some dance/movement groups.
We work closely with arts & crafts volunteers and general ward volunteers who engage patients in conversation and arts & crafts activities to relieve boredom, improve mood and reduce levels of anxiety. They have access to a range of materials including our popular ‘Activities Pack‘.