Art and Design in the built environment has and will always remain core to the organisation’s business objectives. The Arts Team plays a vital role in a number of on-going capital projects across the hospital.
Paramount to our success is integration – we regularly work alongside health service organisations and other arts agencies within the community to develop joint arts projects. We strive for an inclusive approach encouraging stakeholders to try new ideas, discuss problems and solutions so in turn they can co-design their own healthcare environments through meaningful participation.
Dyson Cancer Centre Innovative design is the key to creating a welcoming and exceptional environment for patient care. The Forever Friends Appeal aims to raise funds for art to create a truly pioneering Cancer Care Centre that complements the existing high quality care for patients at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH). Art at the … Continue reading Future Projects
RNHRD History and Heritage An impressive collection of fifteen 18th Century portraits are owned by The Min and include key figures of Bath who were also involved in the founding of the Mineral Water Hospital, including Ralph Allen, Beau Nash and the founding doctor and physician of the hospital Dr Oliver and Mr Peirce. … Continue reading RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre
Art at the Heart have led the interior design and commissioning of artworks for the new Spiritual Care Centre. It features a beautiful stained glass window, ‘Reaching Out’ designed by designer-maker Sally Pollitzer. Sally is a painter as well as a maker of stained glass windows and landscape is often reflected in her glass designs, … Continue reading Spiritual Care Centre
The family of the late Sir George Pollock Bt. HonFRPS, FRSA, an accomplished photographer and a past President of the Royal Photographic Society have kindly donated a series of his photographs to be displayed in the RUH Radiology Department. In 1962, Sir George Pollock invented a method of making abstract colour photographs using controlled light originally through … Continue reading Art and Design for Radiology
A PET/CT scanner has been installed within a purpose built suite encased with lead lined walls within the Radiography Department. This facility will transform cancer diagnosis at the RUH as well as diagnosing dementia conditions including Alzheimer’s. The environment needed to be carefully designed for that the patient as it can be a stressful … Continue reading PET/CT: RUH Radiography Department
RUH NORTH RE-DEVELOPMENT In October 2015, the RUH started work on the construction of our new pharmacy facility. This marked another milestone in the Trust’s Fit for the Future programme, as we work to transform our estate and further improve the services we provide. Staff moved in to the new Pharmacy building in early 2017. New … Continue reading Pharmacy
In 2016 The Children’s Ward raised funds for a Teenager’s Chill Out Room and Art at the Heart created mood boards and consulted with young patients and ward staff, resulting in a bespoke design including colour scheme for walls, flooring, artwork and furnishings to meet their wishes. Graffiti Prints generously donated a signed LE print … Continue reading Teenage Chill Out Room
Waterhouse Ward recently underwent a complete refurbishment and is now dedicated to caring for older patients. Similar to the Combe Ward’s transformation, which was funded by the Kings Fund, Waterhouse Ward will have a strong emphasis on an attractive and welcoming environment and sensitive use of colour and the arts will help to achieve this. The … Continue reading Waterhouse Dementia-friendly Interior Refurbishment
A complete series of giclee prints made from the original series of drawings 1987-1989. The original drawings were made using pastel, gouache and wax crayons on paper. Each stile presented a portal between the foreground flora and fauna and the appropriate background landscape.
The building work for this 3 storey Pathology Laboratory is now well and under way and due for completion at the end of the year. It will house the Mortuary and Chapel of Rest along with a private garden. Particular attention has been given towards this environment for bereaved families and Art at the Heart … Continue reading Mortuary & Viewing Room
A Study of Histology by Elske Carels-Watson, Bio-Artist As a studying artist in Bio-art, Elske is fascinated by microbiology and the correlation of structures that make up the human body, equally she is fascinated by diseases and the effects it has on the human body. During her placement at the RUH, Elske wished to create … Continue reading Pathology Laboratory Placement
Supporting the Transformation of Care for People with Dementia As part of RUH Bath’s ambition to be an exemplar of best practice in dementia care, Combe Ward has undergone an impressive transformation into a more patient focused area. With Art at the Heart sitting on a dynamic multi-disciplinary group, we have been implementing the dementia … Continue reading Combe Ward (Dementia Friendly Ward) Redesign
Working alongside the RUH Capital Projects team, architects Fielden Clegg Bradley (FCB) and the Forever Friends Appeal (FAA) our aim was to integrate art and design into the fabric of the environmentally sustainable and state-of-the-art unit for premature babies. We carried out consultation with parents and NICU staff to develop many aspects of the interior … Continue reading The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care
Donated funds by The Friends of the RUH commissioned a series of artwork that would create a new identity for the restaurant, and this was followed through in our branding for the menus and signage. Staff from the Lansdown Restaurant and the Friends of the RUH helped to select the successful artist, Nicky Dupays, who … Continue reading Lansdown Restaurant