Clift, Stephen, The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
Arts in Health special issue
Arts projects in the Health Service regularly receive critical reaction in the popular media.
The unveiling of a polished stone sculpture outside the new University College hospital last year - said to cost £70,000 - came in for especially trenchant criticism from the Daily Mail who asked how this 'gallstone' as they described it, 'could possibly improve health care?" If there is money to spend surely it should go directly into the care of patients? Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, was similarly criticised recently for seeking to appoint an art curator "to lead, manage and develop the hospital's art project" with the Patients Association …
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Publication information: Article title: Guest Editorial. Contributors: Clift, Stephen - Author. Journal title: The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health. Volume: 126. Issue: 3 Publication date: May 2006. Page number: 109. © SAGE PUBLICATIONS, INC. Nov 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.