Art and Health in Hospitals: ABC Radio visits the Queensland Children’s Hospital

ABC Radio (national) visited the Queensland Children’s Hospital to speak with artists, an architect, a program director, doctors, parents and child patients to appreciate how art is incorporated into the built environment and its impact on health and healing for patients.

The role of the Queensland Children’s Hospital is to deliver excellence in clinical care, supported by programs such as the hospital’s arts program. And the role of art is to create a visual environment to enhance healing, therapeutic purposes and distraction therapy.

Conrad Gargett’s Architect Bruce Wolfe explained how the design team explored every possibility for incorporating visual art into the infrastructure of the entire hospital at Queensland Children’s Hospital.

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Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones