Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Art of Healing programme was launched on 6 February 2006 by then-Minister for Health Mr Khaw Boon Wan as an initiative to use the arts as a form of therapy to soothe patients' minds and help them on their path to recovery.
Our objective is to transform the hospital environment from a traditionally sterile environment to a warm, welcoming place of healing.
Art in no way substitutes valuable conventional medicine. Instead, we hope to cultivate art within the hospital premises so that patients are able to enjoy the wonders of art during their recovery at the hospital. The programme brings in art exhibitions and performances to enliven our patients' hospital stays and visits.
We also believe in supporting the local arts scene by partnering various arts and performing groups, with the aim of providing an enriching multi-cultural experience for patients and staff.