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Welcome to artlink

artlink is the arts and music programme for Oxford University Hospitals funded by Oxford Hospitals Charity.

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We aim to use visual arts, performance, music and literature to make our hospitals welcoming and attractive environments and reduce stress and anxiety for those visiting.

There is now a wealth of research showing that the arts can provide real, measurable health benefits to patients - young and old. Studies have shown that music and the visual arts can reduce the length of a patient's stay in hospital, decrease levels of depression and reduce the perception of pain.

Our arts projects are developed in close collaboration with staff to create a calming atmosphere in wards and departments and to distract, engage and bring pleasure to patients, visitors and staff.

Please browse these pages to find our more about us and view a wide range of arts projects across our four hospitals - John Radcliffe, Churchill, Horton and NOC - as well as our music and exhibition programmes and creative activities.

NHS 75 - Our National Health Stories

Wednesday 5 July 2023 marks the 75th birthday of our National Health Service.

We are celebrating this milestone with our OneTeamOneOUH colleagues through photography, poetry and sharing stories.

NHS 75

Creative activities

For details of online creative workshops for OUH staff, and activities for our staff and patients such, as artist-designed colouring and puzzle books and origami instructions, please visit:

Arts for Wellbeing - Oxford Hospitals Charity