As part of Our National Health Stories, Cambridge University Hospitals’ arts-in-health programme have gathered stories from staff across the Trust including at their three day CUH Arts Festival in July. Working with local writer and poet, Hannah Jane Walker, they held conversations with staff about their experiences to create stories.
Illustrator Jim Butler, who spent 5 days in residence across the Trusts, made drawings of NHS staff, capturing their day to day roles, to create an exhibition and a digital zine, whilst film-maker Rob Hill captured the festival highlights which can be seen below.
Cambridge University Hospitals
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After six months of engagement, NHS staff at the trust shared their stories on 22nd November. Staff performed poetry written by them in an unconventional location, but one very familiar to staff – the Laundry Room. Drawings and artworks that illustrate staff experiences were the backdrop to the performance.
The event was closed to the public but available to watch here.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Illustrator Jim Butler