Art project scores top health award

Posted 22 Sep 2016

The ground-breaking Being and Belonging art project has won a major WSLHD Quality Award for engaging young adults and people on dialysis in an innovative program which combined photography, storytelling and video.

Being and Belonging directly encourages young adults to get more involved in their healthcare by expressing their experience through art, and directly influencing their care environment.

The program includes: Imagine!, a mixed media project using photography, video and dialysis consumables; Bubbles Gallery, an internal feature using dialysis water; Aboriginal welcome painting; and Living Library.
See the videos and more about this project.

The expansion project was also a runner-up in three other cateogories for the LEAN Storerooms, carer zones and overall arts program

Blacktown Hospital and Mount Druitt Hospital projects scooped the pool in a number of categories, and took out the People's Choice Award for the "Don't Forget About Dementia" awareness program. Blacktown's pain team was honoured again for their new epidural pain management technique for women in labour; the team has already won a top APAC Forum award for the project. For more information, visit the

The Bubbles Gallery in the new Regional Dialysis Centre displays works of art created by patients from clinical items including swabs, gauze and tubing. 


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