SBUHB Wins Nursing Times Best Staff Wellbeing Initiative
Johan Skre, Arts & Health lead at SBUHB said " We were gobsmacked when they said “And the winner is Swansea Bay University Health Board!”. Out of 12 finalists from all over the UK, we won Best Staff Wellbeing Initiative! Winning this prestigious award validates our approach to the challenge of Staff Wellbeing and reaffirms that now is the right time to be innovative in supporting our workforce and invest in Arts in Health. The Sharing Hope Team is a brilliant example of cross-disciplinary coproduction between Arts & Health and Quality Improvement. We are especially grateful to Stephen Jones for believing in and enabling this project in the first place, our Line Management in Corporate Nursing for their continued support and lead artist Gini Hearth for everything she does for our staff on a daily basis. And of course The Arts Council of Wales and The Baring Foundation for funding this project from its conception in 2021 until September 2024. This award makes us more determined than ever to build on our model, evaluate, grow and make it a sustainable service for all our staff."
ACW quote "We’re thrilled and very proud to be supporting this programme in partnership with the Baring Foundation, through our Arts & Minds funding".