Two innovative arts projects were among the winners at the eighth annual Building Better Healthcare Awards, hosted by NHS Estates. The NHS is currently engaged in the largest building and renovation scheme in Europe and the awards are designed to acknowledge the contribution to healing made by design and art projects.
The Patient Environment Award was presented to Barts and the London NHS Trust for a new Cancer Centre which houses works of art by several artists including Cornelia Parker and David Batchelor. ArtCare, the arts project attached to Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust, won in the Outstanding Use of Art in Hospitals category for work including Sif Wolthers? fused glass panels (pictured). At the presentation of the awards, Health Minister Lord Warner also launched the publication ?Tomorrow?s Hospitals: NHS Design Review Programme? which offers case studies of a wide variety of healthcare building projects and details the NHS Design Review process, in an attempt to set benchmarks of design excellence within the NHS.