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In the LIMElight

Lime, the hospital arts team, have just won the Arts and Business ‘Workforce Creativity Award’ for their work involving domestic staff in a public art project at Wythenshawe Hospital. Arts and Business Creativity Awards are to recognise best practice in partnership projects between businesses and arts organisations. Through introducing artists to the health arena, Lime is showing how healthcare delivery can be improved through the arts by improving hospital environments and providing creative opportunities for patients and staff. Their work also extends into the community using the arts to help people with mental health problems and related issues. Over the past two years Lime has won a series of regional and national awards from both the NHS and from the Arts Council of England. The director of Lime, Brian Chapman said: “I am delighted to have received this award. It is shared with business partners, South Manchester Healthcare Ltd and represents the huge potential there is for business partnership and staff involvement in creative projects in hospitals for the benefit of the whole hospital community.”