Admission to hospital can be distressing for anyone, especially those with dementia, but appropriately designed surroundings can reduce this.
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
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
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 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.
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 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
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
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
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