Who we are
Waterford Healing Arts is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation, based at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). We bring arts experiences to the bedside of patients at UHW and other healthcare settings, and to people living in the community.
What we do
Waterford Healing Arts supports people in hospital and other healthcare settings, and people living in the community, to make and experience the arts – music, visual art, creative writing, storytelling. In this way, we seek to promote creativity, connection and discovery, to reduce isolation, anxiety and stress, and to remember that beauty still exists, even during a difficult time.
How to help
Our work lifts spirits, reduces isolation and brings light and hope at what can be a difficult time in a person’s life. Would you like to support patients and residents in healthcare settings to experience these benefits?
Staff Art Wall: Memories of Old Ireland / Seanchuimhní na h-Éireann, by Dymphna O’Herlihy
Memories of Old Ireland /Seanchuimhní na h-Éireann is a poignant collection of photographs by Dymphna O’Herlihy. The images give the viewer a brief look into a time long since past. The exhibition runs until 30 May 2023. Dymphna O’Herlihy is a Healthcare Assistant at...
Réalta seeks Communications Manager & Music Co-ordinator
Réalta, the National Body for Arts + Health in Ireland, has announced details of two new opportunities to join their team. The roles of Communications Manager and Music Co-ordinator represent exciting opportunities to work in rewarding positions within a progressive...
The Story of Réalta – short film charts journey from origins as Waterford Healing Arts Trust to national organisation
A short film telling the story of Réalta, from its origins in Waterford Healing Arts in 1993 to the present day, was screened at our official launch on 3 March 2023. Click here to view the film and scroll down to read the story. The Story of Réalta Dr Abdul Bulbulia...
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