Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust has been shortlisted for the 2018 GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards. The Awards recognise and reward Ireland’s ‘unsung healthcare heroes’ who make a real difference to health and wellbeing in their locality.
Five winners will receive €10,000 funding each, while five runner-up charities receive €2,000 each. The awards, now in their fourth year, are designed to recognise and reward community-based charities who contribute to the improvement of people’s health and wellbeing in Ireland, as well as acknowledging the positive outcomes these charities have on patients and their local community. In addition to the €10,000 prize money, each winning charity also receives a video and photography package to promote their work and services.
Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust runs the west of Ireland’s leading Arts and Health programme, bringing live art experiences to the bedsides of patients as well as to visitors and staff as a means of improving the hospital experience for all. Since its founding, the charity is committed to establishing effective structures, supports and services to promote the value of arts and health, enhance best practice, and create a stimulating and attractive environment for the benefit of patients, their families, staff and visitors.