Art within hospital 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.

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

With the recent transformation of Sheffield Children's Hospital into a giant hide-and-seek game by Pencil and Help duo Mark Olivier and Mark Long, 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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