By Sophia Luu, MA Art and Science, CSM
Image credit: Artist Jeremy Hutchinson’s artworks to help create a supportive cancer environment at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. Photo Max McClure
Sophia Luu is making an open call to join her in establishing a reading group and design collective:
“We all use the NHS at some point in our lives.
But those who are regular visitors of hospitals and NHS buildings don’t always feel like these places look like they can make you feel better. Many wards are impersonal, bare and do not visually reflect the care they are receiving.
In 2011, Newnham University Hospital was the first hospital in the UK to implement a Design Council and Department of Health initiative in order to solve problems of aggression towards staff. It was a great example of how design improves NHS user experience.