rb&hArts runs an innovative arts programme at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. It is designed to improve the clinical environment and patient experience, and enhance the well-being of patients, visitors, staff and the local communities surrounding each hospital.
The department manages a permanent collection of 1,200 artworks, delivers bespoke visual arts commissions, and runs an innovative participatory arts programme, comprising music on the wards and workshops. We engage over 5,000 people each year, often participating in the arts for the first time.
In 2018, we celebrate 10 years of our pioneering Singing For Breathing programme, supporting people living with breathlessness better manage their condition through singing and vocal coaching.
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Support the rb&hArts programme
We are supported by a range of trusts, including Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity, as well as individual donors.
Donate to the arts programme
We are currently recruiting volunteers that can help us fundraise or take part in activities to bring the healing power of the arts to more patients.
Download information on the rb&hArts volunteering programme (PDF, 84KB), including how to apply. Applications are open until 28 February 2018. Volunteers must be aged 18+.