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HSC's Culture, Arts & Health Manager becomes new Churchill Fellow

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Thursday 05 March 2020

Lottie Barnes Culture, Arts and Health Manager for HSC has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship in the category of Arts for the Built Environment.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust runs the Churchill Fellowship, a unique programme of overseas research which support UK citizens from all parts of society to travel the world in search of innovative solutions for today's most pressing problems.

Each year up to 150 Fellowships are awarded. These fund outstanding individuals to travel for 4-8 weeks anywhere in the world, researching a topic of their choice among global leaders in their field. On their return they are helped to share their global learning with professions and communities across the UK.

Lottie will be travelling to America and Norway researching the role of arts, culture and nature in healthcare environments to explore the potential to transform healthcare and healthcare environments.

Lottie Barnes said:

"This is such an incredible opportunity. There is no comparison between researching through the internet or a book compared to actually having a face to face conversation with someone, stepping inside a building, staring at an original piece of artwork, standing in the middle of nature or being engulfed by another countries culture. This will provide me with a fully sensory experience.

The Fellowship will directly support me in my current role working with the transformation teams for the modernisation of our hospital building and our community services. I hope to share my knowledge of the important role that art, nature and culture has to play in healthcare with the aim of embedding it into the transformation programmes through meaningful collaborations with staff, service users, artists and our community.

This Fellowship is an opportunity to spread the word about the Partnership of Purpose and how the Bailiwick is working with other healthcare professionals and the third sector to significantly improve the health and wellbeing of all islanders. "

Lottie's Line Manager, Clive Martin, HSC Estates and Facilities Manager said:

'We are delighted that Lottie has been awarded this fellowship: it is testament to her hard work and dedication. This Fellowship will help Lottie to build on the amazing portfolio of work that she has led for HSC. Her work on the Gloucester Room restaurant, Roustel ward, the PEH 70th anniversary exhibition and the corridor outside of the Children's dental service are a few examples of her work and how arts in the built environment benefit service users and visitors to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.'

Any UK and Channel Islands citizen can apply, regardless of qualification, age or background. They are not chosen for their past achievements, but for the power of their ideas and the potential to be change-makers.

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