The link between art and health outcomes around the world is well documented.  Hospitals internationally and across Australia recognise the importance of art in the psychology of healing and wellbeing.

The main purpose of the arts strategy for the Griffith Base Hospital Redevelopment is to look at how the arts and culture can contribute to the whole identity of the hospital and reflect the diversity of the communities of Griffith and srrounding areas. 

An Arts in Health Working Group was established in 2020 to guide the inclusion of arts in all its forms in the new hospital project, and includes representatives from the community, staff and project team.

The aim is to deliver an inspiring and meaningful integration of arts in health which address priority areas and focus on the needs of patients, staff and visitors within the Griffith Base Hospital catchment area.

Pictured, above: Mother and child sculpture by local Griffith artist Noel Hicks