The diagnosis of cancer is usually devastating to patients and their families. The treatment phase is an especially vulnerable period for patients and their loved ones. The hospital environment has a significant impact on the patient experience during this critical phase. This has been demonstrated in several studies. Hospitals generally do not have funding to curate and decorate their treatment spaces.
ArtWorks for Cancer mission is to bring works of art to cancer treatment units in hospitals across Ontario, transforming clinical areas into warm, hopeful and healing spaces for patients, their families and health-care providers.