The staff, patients, families and artists at Liverpool Hospital recently celebrated 3 years of a groundbreaking arts and health legacy program in the Palliative Care ward, known as the Reflected Legacy Program.
Reflected Legacy captured the life stories of patients in visual art and sound recordings. Artists sit in conversation with patients, creating striking Ink-Pressing artworks that represent their experiences of freedom, joy, courage and love in their human lifetime. The creative experience for the patient and family is integrated into holistic care on the ward, encouraging empathy and deeply enriching the end of life process. Since the program’s launch in 2015, there have been a number of positive and significant patient outcomes including improvements in mood, appetite, sleep patterns and pain management as well as consistently positive feedback from families and staff.
In the final year, over 50 families were supported through this unique practice and with the training delivered by artist Flutter Lyon, 9 new artists have taken their practice into new health and end of life spaces.
This was a unique partnership between Liverpool Hospital, The GroundSwell Project and artist Flutter Lyon
Dry July was a proud supporter of this project.