Case Studies

BE REFLECTIVE COMMISSION: The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SATH) Case Study Report

  • Artist(s):
    Malcolm Glover, Sally Tonge
  • Artform(s):
    Photography, poetry
Summary:
This case study explores the work undertaken by a group of staff and volunteers who, supported by Arts Council Grants for the Arts Programme and Trust charity funding, have developed a commission for a photography installation at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Project Information

This case study explores the work undertaken by a group of staff and volunteers who, supported by Arts Council Grants for the Arts Programme and Trust charity funding, have developed a commission for a photography installation at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The Trust decided to strengthen its use of the arts, as a priority for 2013/14. They aimed to increase the opportunities for arts health and wellbeing work in the Trust, refresh and update some rather tired visual materials in the hospital environment and create more opportunities to connect the county’s main hospitals with the communities they are here to serve.

The initiative was part of a programme of commissions undertaken by Creative Health (Arts and Health CIC) to develop and then test out a Quality Framework for Arts and Health. As part of this work a set of resources called Be Reflective were developed and are available online here. We have used the questions which are included within the Be Reflective resource to reflect on the photography commission and create this case study. Download The Shrewsbury and NHS Telford Hospital Trust Case Study Report.

Photographer Malcolm Glover was commissioned to produce special photographic works for the hospital and a rich photography community project was also generated via facebook. In addition, poet and local writer Sally Tonge was commissioned to produce poetry inspired by staff, patients and volunteers at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, which were then displayed in the hospital.

Read more about photographer Malcolm Glover.

Download Sally Tonge's poems Stiperstones and The Quarry.

Read more about SATHarts community photography project on facebook.

Read the SATHarts blog.