Trust charity is honoured for its work to boost hospital arts

Penny Jones and Margaret Richards receive the award from trust chairman Irene Dibben

Penny Jones and Margaret Richards receive the award from trust chairman Irene Dibben

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A TRUST charity has been honoured for its work in helping to improve the hospital environment for the benefit of patients.

Members of Arts in Healthcare received the East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust monthly award. The charity is funded from charitable donations and aims to build and maintain links with artists and musicians to provide a continuous programme of events in the hospital buildings. It works with health professionals to integrate the arts into hospitals for the therapeutic benefit of patients, staff and visitors. Irene Dibben, trust chairman, said, “One of the things you notice immediately about our hospitals is the great range of art on the walls. We have a thriving team who really add to the environment of the trust to the benefit of staff, patients and visitors.”