Our mission is to transform the UK's health by using world-class art to inspire better health and wellbeing for patients, carers and communities.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of great art.

Studies show that art can help us stay well, aid our recovery, and support us to live longer, healthier lives.

This is why we are dedicated to bringing art to everyone through our artwork loans and art activities in 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

Paintings in Hospitals is the UK's leading national arts-in-health charity with 60 years of experience.

We work in partnership with patients and carers to transform clinical environments into something more human. We empower patients and carers with the skills and voice to make their own decisions about art. By working together, we create care spaces that encourage and enrich the lives of everyone.

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