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Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital
HEaling ARTS (HEARTS)
The “HEaling ARTS” or “HEARTS” Program was inducted in May 2006 at Alexandra Hospital to provide cultural enrichment and cognitive stimulations for Geriatric patients through Chinese brush painting sessions; looking at art in the form of intervention that would contribute to the promotion of good mental health. Subsequently, HEARTS expanded their range of programme by adding on Music Therapy and drama therapy in Dementia and Palliative Service, Artwards- art session in Rehab wards, Library on Wheels, arts exhibition and performances, Pet-Assisted Therapy for Dementia care.
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