Astley Ainsley Hospital
Astley Ainsley Hospital, 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 2HL
This video tour of the Astley Ainsley site is made as part of the Creative Pick & Mix project which is an innovative multi-arts project that is engaging patients and NHS Lothian staff in a wide-ranging programme of creative activity including film, visual arts, creative writing and drama to create a practical resource for the whole community within Astley Ainslie Hospital .
It explores the incredible green spaces around the Astley Ainslie Hospital site and features interviews with patients, staff and local residents . It also explores the history of the site and its changing uses from past to present as well as discussing the benefits of forest bathing and the therapeutic benefits of green spaces .
In this short video, we also hear from hospital staff about how the Astley Ainslie Hospital grew from being a convalescent hospital to a leading rehabilitation centre and the pioneering role the hospital had in establishing Occupational Therapy in the UK.
You can also find out more about the local community’s plans for the site here.