Who we are Our mission Our mission Paintings in Hospitals aims to transform the UK's health by using world-class art to inspire better health and wellbeing for patients, carers and communities. Studies show that art can help us stay well, aid our recovery from illness and injury, and support us to live longer, more fulfilling lives. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience these benefits. Paintings in Hospitals is committed to bringing world-class art to everybody by providing artwork loans and art activities to all types of healthcare and social care. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” World Health Organisation, 1948 We work in partnership with patients and carers to transform and humanise clinical environments using museum-quality art from our collection. Through art activities and creative workshops, we empower patients and carers with the skills and voice to make their own decisions about art, their care environment and their care experience. By working together in this way, and sharing our knowledge, Paintings in Hospitals can create care spaces that support the wellbeing and enrich the lives of everyone. Does your GP surgery, care home, hospice, hospital or another type of care site need our help? Let us know! Paintings in Hospitals recognises that ‘connection’ and ‘collection’ are equally important. Read about our new objectives for 2021 and beyond.