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MPS Arts in Health program

Transforming clinical settings

The Arts in Health Multipurpose Service (MPS) Pilot Project is an innovative program which provides aged care residents at three facilities in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) in regional NSW with access to professional and quality arts engagement experiences.

The project is a collaboration between Murrumbidgee Local Health District, the Art Gallery of NSW and Health Infrastructure.

Commencing in April 2021, this is a three year initiative delivered at Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service, and Culcairn and Tumbarumba Multipurpose Services. The sites were selected as they are recent redevelopment projects delivered under the MPS Stage 5 Program by Health Infrastructure.

“The impact of the program extends the reach of the Art Gallery of NSW beyond its four walls and into the regions of NSW in significant ways. This program is transforming these new MPS facilities from clinical to homelike settings, with anticipated clinical and wellbeing benefits for residents.”

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin

Culcairn MPS

Culcairn Public School students engage with residents through the art program, Culcairn MPS 2021

Creating a homelike environment, Culcairn MPS 2021

Residents, community and staff learning about the program, Culcairn MPS 2021

Culcairn Public School students engage with residents through the art program, Culcairn MPS 2021

Healthcare staff and community members at a training session with Art Gallery of NSW and Health Infrastructure, Culcairn MPS 2021

Creating a homelike environment, Culcairn MPS 2021

Harden Health Service

A resident and his wife engaged in the program, Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service 2021

Healthcare staff and community members at a training session with Art Gallery of NSW and Health Infrastructure, Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service 2021

Healthcare staff engaged in the program, Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service 2021

A resident engaged in the program, Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service 2021

Installation of prints, Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service 2021

Artworks have been hung throughout the Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service, 2021

Tumbarumba MPS

Curated display, Tumbarumba MPS 2021

Residents and staff engaged in the program, Tumbarumba MPS 2021

Learning more about the resource kits, Tumbarumba MPS 2021

Creating a homelike environment, Tumbarumba MPS 2021

Sharing the program over a virtual call with NSW Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin, Tumbarumba MPS 2021

Healthcare staff and community members at a training session with Art Gallery of NSW and Health Infrastructure, Tumbarumba MPS 2021

Resources and Artcards

Resources include fabric reproductions and art activity cards

Healthcare staff engage a resident in the program with resources including a fabric reproduction and artcard, Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service 2021

Last updated: 16 December 2021
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