Arts and gardens

The Royal Berks Charity supports projects that improve the environment for patients of all ages, visitors and staff.

Incorporating elements of nature into our environment has been demonstrated to reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates, whilst increasing productivity, creativity and self-reported rates of wellbeing. Providing patients with access to calm and relaxing spaces on a regular basis can enhance recovery. These oases also enable visitors to take a few moments in the small sanctuaries of nature and give staff areas to relax when they are on a break.

It has also been shown that there are significant positive effects on everyone through Art in Hospitals. We aim to enrich our environment by working alongside departments and local communities to enhance our hospitals with inspiring visual design and creativity.

By supporting the provision of gardens, and uplifting art throughout the hospital, we aim to give the best environment for care and recovery.

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Royal Berks Charity,
Royal Berkshire Hospital,
London Road,
Reading RG1 5AN

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