Queen Elizabeth Children's Unit

Artist’s multicoloured floors bring the brighter side of life to children’s wards .... a five-year-old patient at the Royal London Hospital, takes a close-up view of the centrepiece of the new children’s wards, due to open later this month: a floor that is a fantastic hundred metre swirl of colour and image, writes Roger Tredre.  

The revolutionary project in the hospital at the heart of London’s East End turns art into an integral feature of the hospital unit.

Artist Sarah Hammond has covered four wards and 500 square metres of floorspace with a brightly coloured  linoleum collage depicting animals and birds, rockets and motor cars.

‘I wanted to create an environment for the children full of colours, lights, curves and rythms to counteract the hospital surroundings,’ she said.’

Observer Newspaper

‘This extraordinary work will make this one of the most child-friendly environments in the country.  No child could fail to be stimulated by the sheer impact of the designs.'

Prof. Lilleyman, Department of Paediatric Haematology & Oncology, Royal London Hospital.

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