Hospital Rooms believes all people in mental health hospitals should have the freedom to experience extraordinary art

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Hospital Rooms and Eileen Skellern 1 win the Quality Improvement Project of the Year 2018 from the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units

Read about our project at a dementia ward in The Lancet

“Care units are not generally noted for their visual appeal. But Garnet Ward, a dementia care unit in north London, UK, run by the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, is different. On the walls of one room, stylised paintings of exotic plants from around the world conjure up scenes of travel and exploration. Elsewhere, a landscape mural full of intrigue and wonder glows like stained glass. The wall of one little nook is a swirling wash of abstract blues, pinks, and greens that could be one of J M W Turner's skies at sunrise.” - Phillip Ball in the Lancet

Hospital Rooms’ Tim A Shaw transforms the Eileen Skellern 1 Seclusion Room

Eileen Skellern 1 and Hospital Rooms exhibition at Griffin Gallery in London

Tamsin Relly's limited edition print 'Pink Shadow' is now available to purchase in aid of Hospital Rooms

“The best thing about the project was the collaborative creative work between artists and young people and the generosity and humility of visiting artists.”

Staff member, Maudsley Hospital

Anish Kapoor installs series of 10 prints 'Breathing Blue' at Snowsfields Adolescent Unit for young people in severe mental health crisis

We commission museum quality artists to create inventive, compelling and compliant environments and artworks for mental health units in genuine partnership with service users, psychiatrists, allied health professionals and public health researchers.

“It’s things like this that make my life better.”

Service User, Springfield Hospital

Jeremy Corbyn visits our project at the Garnet Ward, which provides care for older people with dementia and other challenges

By treating environments with the equivalent value assigned to national museums or galleries and widening access to creative activity, we hope our projects will have a transformational impact on the people we work with and encourage lifelong participation in the arts.


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Hospital Rooms is a registered charity in England and Wales. 

Registered Charity Number: 1168101