Welcome to the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) website

ghatlogonoshapeGrampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) is a leading Scottish charity providing access to arts in hospitals in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.

GHAT makes art work in healthcare.

Since the launch of the original Hospitals Arts Project in 1985, GHAT has been working across all NHS Grampian facilities and sites (240 venues and 155 facilities) to ensure that communities in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland have access to our services.

Our purpose is to enhance the wellbeing of all those within NHS Grampian premises through the promotion, enjoyment and where possible, the participation in art activity. We do this by providing the following:

The Healing Environment: For thirty years GHAT has worked with the NHS to improve our hospitals with original art and design to create a more welcoming and comfortable environment. Our work is unique and well admired in the UK medical sector and is recognised by NHS Grampian as an important element of our high-quality hospital environment. To read our publication on The Healing Environment and its benfits and impact on patients, staff and the wider public please click here.

Changing exhibition spaces including the newly opened ‘The Suttie Art Space’ (TSAS) which is the first purpose built art gallery in an acute hospital in the UK. It has been open for less than a year but already has become a huge asset to the Foresterhill site, providing a peaceful refuge for patients, staff and visitors alike. GHAT also programmes a smaller exhibition space in the original GHAT gallery in ARI within a well used waiting area. All programming costs are sourced from external funds.. For more information on The Suttie Arts Space gallery and exhibitions please click here.

Artroom: GHAT currently runs four Artroom projects which works directly with patients and families. The projects are designed to enhance wellbeing by providing specifically designed arts sessions for participants. These projects have a therapeautic and rehabilitative benefit to people; it can help build self confidence and compliment medical treatment. GHAT provides Artroom sessions at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Roxburghe House, Royal Cornhill Hospital and Woodend Hospital. For more information on these projects and the benefits they bring to patients please click here.




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