Logan Hospital rehabilitation patients are getting in touch with their inner artist thanks to new classes started by Rehabilitation Consultant Dr Leslie Gan.
A talented artist herself, Dr Gan said she began the classes earlier this year as a way for patients to socialise and get creative.
She said with the assistance of AIN Viv, patients were enjoying painting, colouring, paper collage and abstract doodling as well as craft activities.
“Each Friday morning patients who want to be involved gather in the sun room for an expressive arts session and their response has been very encouraging,” Dr Gan said.
“Many are surprising themselves with their innate creative abilities and while some patients choose not to participate, they still come along to the sessions just to socialise.”
Dr Gan said the art resources were now being utilised by weekend nursing staff, with the addition of games such as Bingo and Celebrity Head proving great favourites.
“We want our patients to retain their sense of fun even while recovering from serious illness. Expressing yourself through art can be very relaxing, and also liberating at the same time.”