Our blog tells the stories of the incredible people we work with and the places we find ourselves in.

Bluebell Lodge Update

We are now nearing completion of our project at Bluebell Lodge, with just one artwork remaining to be installed. We’d like to share with you the amazing work that has been created and the dramatic ways the environment has been transformed.

November 2, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Richard Wentworth and Reid Baboolal in conversation: “it’s about relationships and it’s about trust”

This September marks a significant new beginning as we moved into our very first office space and established a proper headquarters for the charity. We are very proud of our new home and excited about the opportunity the space provides for holding events, talks and workshops.

October 1, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Dionne Monarch: an OT's perspective

Dionne Monarch is Snowsfields' Occupational Therapist. Dionne played a central part in our project at the unit, taking on different roles to enable the work of our commissioned artists and facilitate the involvement of patients and staff. We could not be more grateful for her tireless efforts to ensure the progress and smooth running of our project and her support of our work at every stage of the process.

September 1, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Seasalt and Hospital Rooms - a natural fit

As work at Bluebell Lodge gets underway we'd like to tell you about the creative partnership that has helped make this project possible.

August 11 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

The NHS at 70

Last week was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS.  We at Hospital Rooms would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the incredible NHS staff we have worked with, and to thank them for their unwavering support, which has been so fundamental to the realisation of our projects.

July 21, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Remembering the far away

Sutapa Biswas channelled her passion for nature and preoccupation with the presence of distant places in the memory into the work she created for Garnet Ward.

October 21, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Hospital Rooms and ES1 awarded Quality Improvement Project of the Year 2018

The award highlights how a physical environment on a ward can have a big impact on the quality of the patient experience and the effectiveness of the care they receive.  

September 24, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Tamsin Relly: The journey of an artwork told in pictures

Among the artists commissioned for our project at Eileen Skellern 1, a psychiatric intensive care unit for women at The Maudsley Hospital, was South-African born Tamsin Relly. Tamsin's dedication to our project at Eileen Skellern 1 and the sensitivity of her approach to creating work with and for the service users and staff was an inspiration to all of us at Hospital Rooms. So in this week's blog post we're shining a light on Tamsin's work at ES1, following its development, creation and ongoing impact.

August 25, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Bluebell Blueprints - chemistry, sunlight and creativity

Following an initial visit a few weeks ago, Steve Macleod returned to Bluebell Lodge last week to lead a photography workshop with a difference for the residents. 

August 4, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Escape within

Many of the artists we have commissioned have created work which aims to bring the outside in, recognising patients’ limited contact with nature if they are confined to a ward and their freedom is restricted. From Sutapa Biswas’ immersive garden mural, to Julian Opie’s birds, Michael O’Reilly’s scenic painting to Steve Macleod’s landscape photography, our artists have used the natural world to transform enclosed clinical spaces in a whole variety of ways.

July 14, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

We are together

Nengi Omuku provides an insight into her experience of working at Eileen Skellern 1, her creative process and her sources of inspiration for the beautiful work she created

October 13, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Beautiful resilience

Commissioned for our project at Eileen Skellern 1, artist Paresha Amin was keen from the outset to draw on the beauty and strength of nature.

September 8, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

A fresh perspective: the beauty of the everyday

Documentary photographer Mark Power and Jo Coles, an artist specialising in large scale structures for outdoor events and community projects, worked collaboratively to create work for the Phoenix Unit’s Relative’s Room.

August 18, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

The medium is the message

For Family Therapist Sam Parker, the multilayered image with its interwoven paradoxical message ‘Believe Dreams’ which Mark Titchner has created in the Family Room at Snowsfields Adolescent Unit, ‘brilliantly reflects aspects of the work that take place within the room’. 

July 28, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby

Beyond the frame

Two years ago today we became a charity and we are excited to take this opportunity to announce the launch of our new blog.

July 7, 2018 by Katharine Lazenby