This short film traces the journey of Réalta, from the setting up of Waterford Healing Arts Trust in 1993 with the first commissioned public artwork in an acute hospital in Ireland, through the growth of WHAT’s reach bringing music, art, creative writing and storytelling to the bedside of patients and to people in wider healthcare settings, to the launch of in 2011, and the official step up to become the national resource organisation for arts and health in Ireland in March 2023.

Video created by DGM Photographic. Learn more about the work of Réalta at


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