Upper GI Art Group

A Turn for the Better is a collaborative art project between an artist, a surgeon and a group of patients recovering from treatment and surgery for oesophageal or gastric cancer, and their carers and relatives.

Some of the the images and narratives on this website are from diaries and records that the patients kept before, during and after their diagnosis and treatment.  Other images and texts come from a series of workshops with the artist where practical and emotional experiences were explored to enable her to make a permanent piece of work for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham


The intention is to raise awareness of the innovative work that expert doctors perform and the difference it makes to peoples lives.

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