Paintings in Hospitals provides art to help create person-centred care spaces. All types of healthcare and social care organisations can borrow artworks from our collection.

Paintings in Hospitals is the country's leading national arts in health charity. We have 60 years of experience providing world-class arts in health services. Since 1959, we have developed a unique art collection of 4,000 museum-quality artworks specifically for healthcare and social care spaces. Our art ranges from paintings and drawings to sculptures and animations, some by the world’s greatest artists.

All types of health and social care organisations can borrow art from our collection. We currently provide art for hospitals, hospices, care homes, GP surgeries, healthy living centres, SEN schools, dental surgeries, mental health facilities and many more kinds of care space.

There is no doubt that art enhances our clinical environment and helps alleviate anxiety. We are very grateful to Paintings in Hospitals for enabling us to have such wonderful artworks on loan.

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

To enable patients, service users and carers to get the most from our artworks, we offer bespoke creative workshops and activities that provide the knowledge and confidence to engage with visual art. These activities often involve patients and carers choosing the artworks they want for display, giving them a say in their own care environment and care experience.

We're recognised by The Department of Health, NHS and Arts Council England as a leading provider of arts in health services. Our practice is recognised as best practice by the Care Quality Commission.

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