Artfelt Projects

Artfelt is widely recognised by patients, visitors and staff for its enhancement of Sheffield Children's; using art and design to create an environment designed with children in mind. Here are some of our highlights.

Mini Museums

Mini Museums

Artfelt worked with Sheffield Museums to bring elements of their collection to Sheffield Children’s, creating the hospital’s very own Mini-Museum.

Working with facilitator Carmen Kalnars, patients on Wards 1, 2 and 3 at the Western Bank site looked at vintage toys from the museum and invented stories on how they might interact. Alongside creative agency, Peter and Paul, these stories were turned into special worlds within glass display cabinets at the entrances to the wards. The beautiful artwork allows visitors to peer into the scenes and see the objects children have selected; turning patients into curators of these unique exhibitions.

Many of our patients and families are not regular visitors to museums and galleries, or are unable to visit due to illness. Therefore, it’s brilliant to bring some of the city’s collection into the hospital setting to offer a different experience during their stay. I’ve loved seeing the stories the children have come up with and it’s so special to have these pieces loaned from the museum. Access to arts and heritage is proven to improve both physical and mental health so we’re excited to keep working with Sheffield Museums on more exhibitions in future. 

Wards 1 and 5 Parent Rooms

Wards 1 and 5 Parent Rooms

Staying in hospital can be a stressful and anxious time for families. By offering parents a calm and comforting space to relax away from the ward, we can help them support their child during their time in hospital.

Thanks to a grant donation from True Colours Trust two Parent Rooms have been improved on Ward 1 and 5. Ward 5 has received the most prominent works with a new entryway, comfy sofas, white goods, crockery, and a complete refresh featuring relaxing new artwork. Ward 1 now has an extended recess which has created a separate kitchen area for parents to store and prepare hot food and drinks. The Artfelt team transformed the rooms into warm and welcoming places for parents to have a little time away from the wards to prepare hot drinks, meals and relax.

Western Bank Entrance

Western Bank Entrance

Having previously worked on the hospital’s ensuite bedrooms, we were delighted to collaborate with leading place maker Morag Myerscough again to create a riot of colour for the Main Entrance at Sheffield Children’s. 

Morag was commissioned to enhance the status of the entrance and provide a welcoming, playful experience for patients visiting our Western Bank site. It looks glorious in the sun. 

Safeguarding Support Unit

Safeguarding Support Unit

This specialist facility was sensitively developed as it supports children and young people where there have been safeguarding concerns. This includes patients with potential neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse, where specialist children’s doctors are required. 

The design of the space was commissioned by Artfelt and was carefully considered in order to provide the best possible facility for assessment and to support patients and their families.

Artfelt worked with staff in the unit and psychologists to create a unique space which is designed to feel welcoming, neutral and safe. As well as play equipment for all ages, it also has innovative digital art pieces for children during their visit.

A large interactive light wall in the main waiting room was produced by digital arts studio Megaverse to encourage play, to provide distraction and relax patients and families. The wall allows anyone who uses it to colour-in the digital wall together using only touch, with Signify supporting the project by providing all the Phillips Hue smart lights free of charge. Whilst inside the assessment and treatment rooms, a mesmerising ceiling sees bubbles move around and bounce off inanimate objects. These can be played with and ‘popped’ by patients, creating distraction and an instant sense of achievement.

The digital installations are complemented by colourful artwork which now adorns the windows, flooring and ceiling in the new unit. Each piece has been made to appeal to all ages whilst simultaneously softening the space, so it feels less clinical.

See the Colourwall in action on our YouTube channel.

Embrace Ambulances

Embrace Ambulances

Artists, Tado created artwork for a fleet of Embrace ambulances in a unique project commissioned by Artfelt. They transformed four ambulances for the Embrace Transport Team, a Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust service which helps some of region’s sickest children.

The pair designed a different theme for each ambulance; from a skateboarding bear to a space rabbit! The unusual space meant the artwork also had to be robust and respond the varying needs of the patients.

Tado, who have created work for the likes of MTV, Sky TV, Nike, Google and Nickelodeon, said: “One of the challenges we faced was to find the right balance of artwork for the space, so we used a limited colour palette, simple bold shapes and restricted the majority of the artwork to the end doors which became a main focal point.

“The artwork itself had to be pretty calm in nature and not too overwhelming, appeal to a broad age range and include some elements on the ceiling to provide interest on long journeys. We also had to be mindful not to induce motion sickness!”

Treatment Rooms

Treatment Rooms

Artfelt collaborated with digital arts studio, Megaverse, to deliver an augmented reality game which helps patients through their treatment with burns-related injuries at Sheffield Children’s.

This innovative application changes the patient experience of treatment, transforming the clinical space into a virtual environment to help children and young people recovering from burn injuries.

The app, which aims to distract patients while they’re being treated, is one of the first times an augmented reality app has been used in a clinical healthcare setting. It aims to reduce stress and anxiety around treatments such as wound dressings by increasing endorphins and decreasing cortisol levels in patients. The reduction of these stress hormones has been shown to improve healing, which in turn improves long-term outcomes by potentially reducing the development of scarring.

Through the app, the treatment rooms are transformed into an exciting array of arctic and woodland worlds that come to life through an iPad. Complementary artwork on the walls forms the backdrop for the game, with a calming 3-D soundscape complete with a variety of compositional layers to ensure it does not become repetitive for those undergoing longer procedures. 

See it in action on our YouTube channel.

EOS Scanner

EOS Scanner

We worked with Dominic Kesterton to transform our EOS scanner using figurative imagery. His bold approach allows patients to find patterns and shapes amongst his artwork, making the space less clinical. Funded by The Children's Hospital Charity, the scanner is only the second of is kind in the UK and allows orthopaedic patients to sit or stand and can provide head-to-toe images in 15 seconds or less.

Consulting Rooms

Consulting Rooms

We asked our visitors to Draw, Snap, Write what Sheffield Children’s Hospital means to them. Their images and words were transformed into shapes by design studio, Eleven. Our Workshop Coordinator worked with patients on the layouts for each room, which were made into durable wooden pieces for all 25 of our Consulting Rooms.

ICU Parent Room

ICU Parent Room

We commissioned artist Eleanor Young of ‘Fun Makes Good’ to help improve the room on the Intensive Care Unit designed for parents to relax, make refreshments and even nap. Eleanor painted large geometric murals on the wall and continued the patterns with vinyl treatments to the kitchen cupboards and window. The scheme was tied together with vibrant cushions to complement the existing furniture. 

Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake

He is known to generations so it seems obvious that artwork from much-loved illustrator and the UK’s first Children’s Laureate, Sir Quentin Blake, should adorn the walls of the recently opened wing at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Working with Artfelt, Quentin’s work fills the corridors of three new wards and is the focus of large scale murals in the communal spaces where children eat and play. The collaboration celebrates highlights from his archives and also features brand new pieces based on the relationship between the staff and patients of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Growth and Measurement

Growth and Measurement

We commissioned Nous Vous, a collective of artists and friends based around the UK, to design three different approaches for the rooms where patients get weighed and measured. Children can compare themselves to creatures great or small, or wonder at shapes which balance and wobble, whilst they undergo assessment with this bright, colourful artwork.

Infant Feeding Rooms

Infant Feeding Rooms

Sheffield based artist and illustrator, Sarah Abbott, was commissioned to expand on her previous work for us and continue to instill a sense of calm in our Infant Feeding Rooms with her distinctive botanical style. Large wall murals and framed pieces based on the natural world, allow parents to relax whilst feeding their babies.

Adolescent Rooms

Adolescent Rooms

We collaborated with renowned street artist, Kid Acne, to create murals and prints for the Adolescent Rooms on each floor of the new wing. Using his distinctive style, he imagined patients in fancy dress who dance and play in a woodland environment. Alongside relaxed seating and gaming stations, the rooms give our young people spaces which have been designed with them in mind.

Sub Waits

Sub Waits

We commissioned 3D illustrator Thomas Burden to come up with something which would keep patients entertained while they waited in our Outpatient Department. He created 20 robot characters as large scale, lenticular prints so they appear as real life 3D as you move around them.

Haematology and Oncology Unit

Haematology and Oncology Unit

As a regional centre for cancer treatment for children, Sheffield Children’s Hospital had outgrown its facilities and built a new state of the art Haematology and Oncology Unit on its Western Bank site. The centre has five times the treatment space of the previous clinic and inspiring views over Weston Park. Artfelt worked with the architects, patients and staff on producing a joyful art scheme throughout the department alongside Australian artist Leah Bartholomew. This extensive project also included the commissioning of an interactive artwork by Invisible Flock. Based on children's different movements, the video screen creates a variety of interactions to keep patients distracted while they wait.

Digital X-Ray Suite

Digital X-Ray Suite

Artfelt continued its work with illustrator, Tatiana Boyko by creating a relaxing woodland theme in the new Digital X-Ray suite; with creatures for patients to spot and identify. Her artwork was complemented by a lighting and sound system donated by AGFA, which allows children to choose their own coloured lighting and bird noises during treatment. This additional provision in Outpatients also helps improve the patient experience by keeping facilities within the department and preventing the need to move around the hospital for an x-ray.

Fluoroscopy Room

Fluoroscopy Room

A high tech Fluoroscopy Room has been installed Sheffield Children's Hospital thanks to the success of the Herd of Sheffield sculpture trail which hit the streets of Sheffield in summer 2016.

The scanning equipment, which provides moving X-Ray images to help diagnose a variety of life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, was funded by The Children’s Hospital Charity through money raised at the Herd of Sheffield auction in October 2016.

The space was enhanced by illustrator Tatiana Boyko who was commissioned by Artfelt to create a cityscape full of distraction that works across the cupboards and walls in the space; complementing the equipment with high quality art.

The equipment has already made life-changing diagnoses, including one for Ella Sparham, 12. Mum, Claire Sparham, said: “The experience using the new equipment was fantastic. Ella was immediately put at ease by the artwork in the room, and the radiographer explained very carefully exactly what was going to happen and what the machine did. She was so scared to come for the appointment, because it is quite invasive, but everything went so well that she said she won’t be scared again.”

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Working with acclaimed designer Morag Myerscough, we devised four colourways - from bright to calm - across all 46 en suite bedrooms and a different scheme for the multi occupancy bays in the hospital's newest wing.

This project was 2 years in the making and involved some technical challenges - using standard hospital materials in a new way - but we believe the rooms make a real difference to the experience of being in hospital.

“Although the rooms are for children I didn’t want them to be childish because children of all different age groups will be staying in them,” said Morag. “I also wanted to create somewhere parents would be happy to spend time too. It was just about making a bedroom that you felt good to be in.”

The project is part of numerous fresh commissions we provided for the hospital's biggest ever re-development. 

Photos: Jill Tate

Plaster Room

Plaster Room

Jon Burgerman is a UK born, NYC based artist instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle. He is a purveyor of doodles and is often credited and referenced as the leading figure in the popular 'Doodle' art style.

He created a weird and wonderful wall of fun for the Plaster Room in our New Wing, ensuring lots for patients to see as they have their plaster casts fitted. We even hear the staff have chosen their favourite characters which look like them!

The project is part of numerous fresh commissions we provided for the hospital's biggest ever re-development. 

Photos: Jill Tate

Treatment and Blood Test Rooms

Treatment and Blood Test Rooms

Artfelt brought impact and colour to the Treatment and Blood Test rooms in our New Wing thanks to Andy J Miller.

Andy was born in born in Indianan and now works as a commercial artists in Columbus, OH. He created graphic characters to provide impact and distraction for patients as they undergo procedures. The project is part of numerous fresh commissions we provided for the hospital's biggest ever re-development.

Photos: Jill Tate

B Floor Corridor

B Floor Corridor

This corridor on B Floor of the hospital links the X-Ray Department to the Restaurant. Formerly the home of The Long Gallery, it used to lead to the Outpatient Department. Following the relocation of Outpatients, The Long Gallery also moved into the hospital’s new wing.

Whilst now a quieter space, this long corridor still deserved interest and colour for visitors on their way around the building. We commissioned Jon Burgerman, famed for his doodle-style, to provide original pieces and limited edition prints that line the route between these key areas. 

Photos: Jill Tate

Treetop Staircase

Treetop Staircase

As part of its ongoing commitment to improve public spaces at the hospital, Artfelt installed a large commission in the staircase leading from the Eye Department to Treetop House.

The series of brightly coloured pieces were created by artist Louise Lockhart around the topic of playtime and toys and include a trio of images creating a large park scene.

Famed for her playful style, Louise creates her designs by drawing, printing, cutting and finding collage material and textures, then compiles them using a computer. She has worked for clients including Mini Boden, The Independent and Donna Wilson.

Photos: Jill Tate

Clinical Genetics

Clinical Genetics

The Clinical Genetics Department is based in the hospital’s Outpatient Department at The Northern General. The team see adults and families affected by genetic conditions, including provision of a genetic counselling service. 

We worked with Australian couple Inaluxe to provide bright floral prints suitable for all the family, no matter what age, in their three consulting rooms.

Neurophysio

Neurophysio

Our Neurophysio rooms see children for Electroencephalographs - tests which record the electrical impulses that the brain produces whilst sending and receiving messages to and from the body.

We worked with designer Studio Binky to produce interesting, but calming pieces for each room, that are uplifting and allow children to be distracted whilst undergoing the treatment.

Using a combination of framed prints and cut vinyl, Studio Binky used the theme of the outdoors to create imagery linked to Sheffield parks and animals. Patients can now look at characters playing in one of our famous parks or enjoying a day out at the local farm. Created in soothing tones, the familiarity of the locations helps calm patients using the service in our newly decorated rooms.

Medical Daycare

Medical Daycare

Our Medical Daycare department became home to ten brightly coloured characters, as part of an art commission created in collaboration with patients. 

In workshops lead by illustrators Pencil and Help, patients waiting in the department were asked to design characters who they thought would enjoy a giant game of hide and seek. These were then given a professional polish by the artist duo and brought to the walls of the department by Artfelt.

One of the designers was 8 year-old Phoebe, who is treated regularly in the department for juvenile arthritis. She came up with the idea for Coloray, a long legged creature with an extra eye in his tummy who Phoebe said is a, “silly character” who is “just average at hiding”. 

The hide and seek game develops throughout the department. The journey begins with Wheeler counting down in the lobby, while all the the other characters are running off to hide. Children are able to go on different routes to find the characters, with some being repeated to ensure that they have a good chance of spotting them all.

Theatres

Theatres

The Chinese tangram became the basis for a collection of geometric art installations set to help soothe young patients going into surgery.

We commissioned designers Thomas.Matthews to line our theatre corridors and treatment rooms, as a way to provide distraction for children during the anxious moments before they are anaesthetised. The project was created not only to complement new state-of-the-art theatre suites, but also to flow consistently between old and new parts of the department. 

The tangram concept builds scenes with tessellating shapes that break away to reveal animals, plants and buildings for children to spot as they walk and culminating with a focal light box in the ceiling of each new anaesthetic room, which can be used by staff to encourage children over the daunting threshold. The work is designed to be an aesthetically pleasing uplifting piece, providing tools for improvisation and dialogue, but without being patronising to older patients.

Shapes also dance along the ceiling of a double height corridor in the form of a Perspex mobile. Designed to make the most of a newly built large space with a lot of natural light, the coloured, transparent shapes create patterns of rockets that move in and out of sight as patients walk below.

Jack Bardwell, designer at Thomas.Matthews, said: “We spent a lot of time speaking to escorts who take children down from the wards to theatre and exploring the importance of graphics as a tool for distraction. The idea was to create a game that could be played by children with the escorts on the way to their operation, by spotting the animals and patterns hidden in the tangram.”

Purple Stairwell

Purple Stairwell

Artfelt worked with the Facilities on refreshing the busy stairwell which runs up to Ward 4. The team replaced the tired paint work and flooring, whilst Artfelt commissioned a colourful procession of animals - transitioning from big to small - by local designer Mick Marston at agency Dust. 

Pharmacy Corridor

Pharmacy Corridor

Inaluxe is an independent art studio combining the talents of fine artists Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. Framed prints of their feathered friends create a bright and colourful distraction for patients walking to our Inpatient Pharmacy.

Eye Department

Eye Department

The Eye Department at Sheffield Children's Hospital diagnoses and treats a wide range of paediatric eye disorders. It is vital that eye disorders such as lazy eyes or squints are detected as early as possible so that effective treatment can be initiated before eyes stop developing.

Artfelt worked with designer Nick Deakin to create visually stimulating artwork across the Eye Department. Nick used bold colours and a simplistic style to create a world of characters running through the department. The project is designed to both engage and stimulate young patients and assist in clinical assessment.

Through the provision of interactive art, we hope to make the experience of visiting this department as stimulating for the eyes as possible.

Laurence Pattacini, a lecturer in landscape architecture at The University of Sheffield said Nick’s work has transformed the department, which she visits regularly with her 11-year-old son.

She said: “Before, there were nice pictures but the space, without any windows, felt quite claustrophic. When we first saw it after the makeover, it felt brighter and more welcoming with a fresh colour scheme. Adrian noticed too, he is very observant. He has had to go to hospital every three months for the last nine years, so the environment is important as we have to wait around. He noticed the colours and the drawings – it is always nice to see new things you haven’t seen before, and with this new design there is so much to see. It just feels fresh. It is essential that clinical spaces are designed like this. It is important for wellbeing, not only of the patients but the staff. Working in an environmental field, I appreciate that the spaces people work in are central to their morale.”

Breastfeeding Room

Breastfeeding Room

At Sheffield Children's Hospital, we see lots of mums with babies and feel it is important to provide helpful facilities and support, so new mums can feel comfortable when visiting our hospital.

When the hospital created a dedicated breastfeeding room in the main entrance, Artfelt was asked to fill the safe space with calming artwork suitable for the women who use it.

Working with artist and illustrator Sarah Abbott, we provided feminine and floral pieces that create a tranquil and soothing feeling for all mums.

The hospital has since won an award for its excellent work to provide a breast feeding friendly environment. 

Hearing Toys

Hearing Toys

Staff at Sheffield Children's Hospital use wooden figures in a rowing boat to test hearing in children. When the toys - which have been used since the 1970s - became damaged and unfit for purpose, Artfelt sourced artists from across the UK to paint the 250 figures, creating unique and colourful designs.

The artists used specialist paints to depict everything from superheroes and animals to women from around the world and characters from popular culture. The result is a collection of bright, engaging toys that will benefit our hearing patients for years to come. 

Physiotherapy Department

Physiotherapy Department

The Physiotherapy Team at Sheffield Children's Hospital diagnose, treat and manage patients’ physical ability. They need a bright, spacious environment with engaging surroundings where staff and patients can work towards recovery in comfort.

After seeing the transformation of the gym and pool areas at Ryegate Children’s Centre, the physiotherapy team asked if we could invite artists TADO back to improve the atmosphere at the hospital gym.

After a lick of paint, we revamped the space by adding fun and colourful characters to the walls to entertain and stimulate patients during their session. 

Ryegate Assessment Block

Ryegate Assessment Block

In early 2014 we created a transport themed cityscape for the two storey assessment block at the Ryegate Children’s Centre. The Ryegate Centre sees children with a range of complex neurological disorders and the outpatients department, housed in the assessment block, holds specialist neurology and neurodisability clinics on a daily basis.

After speaking to the staff there, we learnt that transport is really popular with the type of patients who visit for appointments and our cityscape has lots of details for patients to spot while they’re waiting. We even had a bit of art direction from Billy (aged 7) while we were there. He had a real eye for placement and we think he’s a genius!

Ryegate House Bathroom

Ryegate House Bathroom

We get involved in projects both large and small, but couldn’t turn down the opportunity to have some fun with decorating the bathroom at the hospital’s Ryegate House. Ryegate House does a great job of providing respite care for children and young people with complex neurological needs, but their bathroom was in need of a bit of love.

We therefore created an underwater world with bold, happy characters to relax children as they soak in the bath. Once we’d finished the work, we left them arguing about who should go in the bath first!

Psychology Department

Psychology Department

The Psychology Team at Sheffield Children's Hospital supports patients, families and staff by listening and working with them to understand their situation so they can find ways of managing and adapting for the better. 

The service has recently moved premises and Artfelt worked with the team to refurbish the department with a lick of paint before providing new artwork that complements, but doesn’t intrude on, their therapeutic work.

We commissioned artist Andy Heath, based at Yorkshire Artspace, to create a sensitive and uplifting space. Working with the theme of pebbles, Andy created a combination of mosaic and painted pieces which really brighten up the environment.

The art sits alongside ‘emotion boards’ which were uniquely designed by Eleven for each consulting room to assist children in communicating their emotional world in a non-threatening, fun and interactive way. 

Hydrotherapy Pool

Hydrotherapy Pool

In one of our biggest projects to date, we provided a brand new hydrotherapy pool for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Ryegate Centre in Broomhill, which sees children with a wide range of neurological and neurodisability needs.

We replaced the 50-year-old pool and revamped its surroundings with sensory distractions to soothe patients during their water therapy. Artfelt commissioned Sheffield artists TADO to brighten the pool area with colourful imagery of sea creatures and seaside scenery.

With its improved design, the new sunken pool is easier to access, features modern lighting - including lights beneath the water - and has an improved hoist system, which allows patients to be moved from the changing rooms straight into the pool and shower room. 

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

From time to time, we work in areas of the hospital that can be difficult to think about, but Artfelt strives to ensure families have the best possible environment during every aspect of their hospital visit.

Rose Cottage – the region’s paediatric mortuary – is based at Sheffield Children's Hospital. We collaborated with artist and illustrator Sarah Abbott, to design tranquil art which is sensitive to the needs of bereaved families. Sarah created a real sense of stillness within the department and used her work to subtly hint at re-growth by using natural shapes, colours and texture within her still life pieces. Her selfless work is located in areas where it can either be looked at in detail or absorbed subconsciously. It has made Rose Cottage a calm and comfortable place for the families who need to visit. 

Ryegate Therapy Centre

Ryegate Therapy Centre

In 2011, Artfelt got on board with the refurbishment of Sheffield Children's Hospital’s Ryegate Therapy Centre – home of the physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy services for children with disabilities in Sheffield.

When a group of cyclists raised over £15,000 with a cycle ride for The Children’s Hospital Charity, they chose to donate the money, and their time, to revamping the department and make it better for patients and their families. Inspired by the cyclists’ commitment to the project, staff from the hospital, Artfelt and The Children’s Hospital Charity lent a helping hand, along with parents of children who use the centre.

New features included a striking new entrance area, full interior repaint, new sensory room with UV lights, toys and equipment, colourful artwork designed by TADO

Dining Room at Ryegate House

Dining Room at Ryegate House

Ryegate House is a 24 hour respite care facility for children with complex neurodisabilities, multiple and profound physical and learning disabilities and life-limiting conditions. 

Artfelt transformed their dining room area by commissioning artist Marijke Buurlage to design a large wall mural. The design brief was for a mural that was calming yet fun for the children to interact with, livening up the space without making it too over stimulating. Artist, Elanor Young, was then asked to create curtains that responded to the mural creating a cohesive feeling using the colours and extending the landscape from the mural design, providing a colourful backdrop to the room when they are closed.

Becton Centre

Becton Centre

Artfelt worked with staff and patients at The Becton Centre – Sheffield Children's Hospital's centre for patients with serious and complex mental health problems – to create a stimulating and soothing environment.

Artfelt worked extensively with staff and patients over an 18 month period to select the colours and furnishings for the interior of the building, as well as commissioning artwork across the whole site. Working with artists Andy HeathSeiko KinoshitaTADONick DeakinLord Bunn and Dawn Ireland we commissioned a large variety of age appropriate projects.

To complement our investment in the interior artwork and décor, we created three gardens to give patients a space to grow their own food and spaces for quiet reflection. Patients with the most complex needs also have access to special musical instruments and sensory equipment. We completed the gardens with artwork painted on site by patients in collaboration with artists Lord Bunn and Faunagraphic

“Lots of the young people are extremely interested by who had carried out the art and enjoy picking out theme from the work. Maybe a lyric or songs they are familiar with or spotting features that they recognised.”

Gillian Vincent, Clinical Nurse Manager for Emerald Lodge

Neurosciences Ward

Neurosciences Ward

When the hospital started to design a dedicated neurosciences ward, they asked Artfelt to help ensure the environment was suitable for patient needs.

Working with the Neurosciences Department we selected colours for the walls, flooring and furnishings that would create a sense of calm and relaxation. Artists TADO were commissioned to create artwork that was fun and uplifting, but that reflected the muted colour palette chosen especially for the neurology patients. TADO were set the difficult challenge of creating imagery that was suitable for all age ranges, but wasn’t too overwhelming for children with neurological conditions.

The artwork fills the corridor, cubicle and bathroom areas of the eight bed facility and works alongside the electronic bath, hoist system and patient interactive systems, also funded by The Children’s Hospital Charity. To the excitement of staff and patients, the dedicated neurosciences ward was opened in 2009 by charity patron and world heptathlon champion, Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Jess said: "During my visits to Sheffield Children's Hospital I have been touched by the inspirational work of the staff and the bravery of the young patients. I feel extremely proud to have such a fantastic children's hospital in my home city and am keen to do all I can to raise awareness of their great work."