One of the leading children's hospitals in the UK is The Royal London Children’s Hospital, run by Barts Health NHS Trust. They see about 40,000 young people each year. Barts has a dedicated group called Vital Arts that was created in 1996 to deliver arts projects to patients, staff and the hospital community at large. Vital Arts commissioned 15 different artists to work on the project at the London hospital and the results are colorful and encouraging.
Artists, like Chris Haughton, wanted to make the hospital seem less scary, so he designed each room around an animal, eliminating the need for room numbers. Although the artwork cannot take away all the stress of the hospital stay, it certainly can brighten it.
Trauma and gastroenterology (Wing 7D) by Morag Myerscough
Haematology (Ward 7F) by Donna Wilson
Paediatric Assessment and Short Stay Unit (Ward 7C (B)) by Chris Haughton
Respiratory (Ward 7E) by Miller Goodman, 2014
Elevator Lobbies by Katharine Morling
Throughout All Wards by Doran
Paediatric Critical Care (Ward 6c) by Tord Boontje
Activity Space (7th Floor) by Cottrell and Vermeulen and Morag Myerscough
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