of God Murdoch Hospital has an art collection of more thans 100
artworks by significant Western Australian artists that allows the
hospital to not only offer therapeutic benefits, but also provides
a strong educational focus and stimulating environment for staff,
doctors, patients and visitors.
Murdoch is committed to building an arts
program that is a flagship for health, healing and the arts. While
excellence in medical care and technology are vital parts of the
healing process, our values-based care has a firm foundation in the
belief and practice of holistic health care, of which the arts is
It was primarily through staff and patient
interaction that the greatest benefits for art in a hospital
environment are highlighted.
Staff are often seen transporting patients
through the Linking
Gallery, talking about the artworks. These conversations
contribute toward a greater appreciation and understanding of
the arts and its therapeutic benefits.