Our artists team met virtually yesterday and we are continuing to work together to deliver sessions under full HSE safety intructions to help improve the health and wellbeing of older people in healthcare. Programme Manager Justine Foster is linking in with other programmes nationally and internationally for information and shared inspiration.
With participants at the heart of our work we are keen to seek creative ways to work in this changing environment. Streaming platforms are being tried out in one hospital today and we are investigating creative ways to bring back our postcard project from a few years back and an invitation to a short and inspired by live performance of a ‘Song of Resilience’ sung by an opera singer from outside the healthcare setting, to enable social distancing.
Check out the image of Liz Clark steaming her session at Schull Community Hospital, larger than life and rising to the challenge to continue to bring culture and creativity to our healthcare settings.
‘Great session going on in Dayroom with Liz on big screen. Everyone singing and eating ice cream cones‘ commented the Director of Nursing, Roisin Walsh.
Meanwhile we are staying safe at home and send our best wishes to all the healthcare workers who are going above and beyond to care for people at this most challenging of times.
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