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Writing’s on the wall for Barnet Hospital staff

Following on from the successful transformation of a drab, featureless corridor in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Royal Free Hospital, the Royal Free Charity has been asked to recreate a similar wall at Barnet Hospital.

The wall at the Hampstead hospital was created using 1,200 individual pieces of art sent in by the public, predominantly from children, with messages of thanks, inspiration and hope.

Staff at Barnet Hospital love the idea of an artwork wall so much, they have identified four spaces they would like to be transformed in both staff and public-facing areas for which we will need 1,000 pieces of artwork.

Deborah Sanders, chief executive of Barnet Hospital, said: “I know how uplifting the staff have found the messages and art work we’ve already received - particularly those from children - and we are greatly looking forward to seeing what the charity create for us here with that and the additional work we’re appealing for now.

“I know very many local people have their own reasons to be grateful to staff at Barnet and it’s wonderful to be able to create a space where they can remind them every time they walk past.”


We would like you to draw or paint a picture. And if they want to add a thank-you message, that would be good too – the brighter and more colourful the better. 


Photographs of the images will be printed on to wipe-able vinyl sheets, ensuring that they are hygienic.


If you would like your, or your child’s, picture to feature on the wall, please take a photograph of it, making sure it fills the camera’s frame, and email it to ArtRFC@oander.co.uk.
For children’s artwork don’t forget to include their name and age on the picture.
Please don’t post us the actual picture – we need it in electronic form so we can keep it clean.

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