Putting art on the walls of hospitals has been proven to improve the well being of patients and staff members. Art creates stimulation and vibrancy to what can otherwise be sterile walls. It soothes and distracts in intense situations, such as entering into surgery. And it's especially effective when the patient is a child.

Some hospitals have an ongoing arts programme that encourages art workshops with patients, and art commissions.

With the recent Artfelt commissioned project by British designer Morag Myerschough to design patterns for the new wing at Sheffield Children's Hospital, we look back on some of the creative projects, commissions and collaborations that have taken place within the walls of UK and US hospitals.

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