Feedback about our work

We receive positive feedback about our services from patients, health and social care staff and the general public. We thought we’d let patients and the health and social care facilities who have access to our collection speak for themselves about the benefits of our loan schemes. 

"I do enjoy the art in the surgery very much. It's my opinion that working in what can sometimes be a stressful environment the art surrounding me gives much pleasure and comfort. I would miss the paintings very much should they be removed."

Staff Member, Upton Surgery, Worcestershire

"I want to say how delighted we are in being able to participate in the scheme. The paintings make such a difference to the ambience of the hospice and go towards creating a homely environment for our patients, visitors and staff".

Support Services Manager, Marie Curie Centre, London

"Many of our patients wander the wards looking at the artwork; nurses use it as a tool for engaging patients. When a patient is anxious they might look at the work and invite conversation about the picture. We chose pictures that might help the patients reminisce about their lives."

Art Psychotherapist, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 

"We wanted to make the surgery light, friendly and interesting. There is no doubt that the art enhances the clinical environment and helps alleviate anxiety particularly at times of stress. We are very grateful to Paintings in Hospitals for enabling us to have such wonderful paintings on loan."

Dr. Susan Rankine, Partner, Lees Place Medical Centre, London

There is a picture in A&E loaned by your organisation. It takes me to a different place - I thought you should know that your work doesn't only help the ill get better - it helps the well stay well.

Police Officer, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd District General Hospital, Wales

"It’s unusual, not what you would normally see. It creates a diversion and gives you something to think about instead of why you’re here."

Cancer patient, Royal Marsden Hospital, London

"I am allowed to walk along the passage on this floor only and these paintings are the focus of my attentions each time... Thank you for giving me greater interest and hope for the future."

Patient, Taunton and Somerset Hospital

"It brightens up the place. It actually makes a difference. It brightens the mood for the patients"

Research Nurse, Royal Marsden Hospital, London