Compassionate Care in a Year of Change
Breathe are delighted to publish a new evaluation report, documenting the impact of our arts, health and wellbeing work with staff and patients at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust during 2020, an unprecedented year like no other.
With the evaluation being led by Dr. Karen Gray and Dr. Timothy J. Senior of supersum and funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, the in-depth report examines our patient and NHS staff wellbeing programmes including Breathe Dance for Strength and Balance, Breathe Sing for Lung Health, Breathing Spaces, and our newest programmes developed during the pandemic: Breathe Dance for Staff Wellbeing and Breathe Creative Breaks.
Since March 2020, like most organisations, we adapted and transitioned much of our work online, finding new ways to reach audiences by working closely with the many experts and creative practitioners we collaborate with year-round. During 2020, we delivered 237 events with 5,800 individual engagements with patients, staff and visitors.
This evaluation provides analysis of data from surveys and in-depth interviews with a range of stakeholders, alongside existing feedback and monitoring data. To reflect the unique delivery year of 2020, the evaluation approach also measured impact before and during COVID-19.