'A Dose of Art' wins at Welsh Sustainability Awards

In 2023, ‘A Dose of Art’ was created, an artwork by Nathan Wyburn portraying two smiling NHS staff without Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), conveying a message of hope, freedom, community, light, and life.

Sharon Daniel, Interim Executive Director for Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience at Hywel Dda UHB, said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in creating the wonderful ‘Dose of Art’ artwork and on your recognition by the Welsh Sustainability Awards. This win covers a lot of areas that are very important to us as a health board, sustainability, integrating art into our healthcare settings, and of course honouring all our staff and volunteers for their dedication throughout the pandemic. The vaccine programme was incredibly necessary, but an unintended outcome was an increase in waste destined for landfill. It was inspired of Gemma to see an opportunity to repurpose the plastic lids to not only create a piece of artwork but to also prevent thousands of bits of plastic from simply being thrown away.”

The artwork was unveiled last December at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli on the third anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccine administered by Hywel Dda UHB. It is currently touring across healthcare settings throughout 2024 and 2025, currently on display in the outpatient department at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen and we hope people have an opportunity to view it as it moves to our other healthcare venues across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire over the coming year.

The realisation of 'A Dose of Art' was made possible through funding provided by Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Read more about the win here

Read more about 'A Dose of Art' here