Art & Design for Capital Projects

Art and Design in the built environment has and will always remain core to the organisation’s business objectives. The Arts Team plays a vital role in a number of on-going capital projects across the hospital.

Paramount to our success is integration – we regularly work alongside health service organisations and other arts agencies within the community to develop joint arts projects. We strive for an inclusive approach encouraging stakeholders to try new ideas, discuss problems and solutions so in turn they can co-design their own healthcare environments through meaningful participation.

Dyson Cancer Centre

Art & Interior Design Commissioning: Overview View the Art & Interior Design Boards here Innovative design is the key to creating a welcoming and exceptional environment for patient care. RUHX Charity have been raising funds for art to create a truly pioneering Cancer Care Centre that complements the existing high quality care for patients at … Continue reading Dyson Cancer Centre

Spiritual Care Centre

Art at the Heart have led the interior design and commissioning of artworks for the new Spiritual Care Centre. It features a beautiful stained glass window, ‘Reaching Out’ designed by designer-maker Sally Pollitzer. Sally is a painter as well as a maker of stained glass windows and landscape is often reflected in her glass designs, … Continue reading Spiritual Care Centre

Cancer Centre

Innovative design is the key to creating a welcoming and exceptional environment for patient care. RUHX (formerly known as The Forever Friends Appeal) has raised £250,000 for art to create a truly pioneering Cancer Centre that complements the existing high quality care for patients at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH). Art takes many forms, … Continue reading Cancer Centre

Art and Design for Radiology

The family of the late Sir George Pollock Bt. HonFRPS, FRSA, an accomplished photographer and a past President of the Royal Photographic Society have kindly donated a series of his photographs to be displayed in the RUH Radiology Department. In 1962, Sir George Pollock invented a method of making abstract colour photographs using controlled light originally through … Continue reading Art and Design for Radiology

PET/CT: RUH Radiography Department

A PET/CT scanner has been installed within a purpose built suite encased with lead lined walls within the Radiography Department. This facility will transform cancer diagnosis at the RUH as well as diagnosing dementia conditions including Alzheimer’s.   The environment needed to be carefully designed for that the patient as it can be a stressful … Continue reading PET/CT: RUH Radiography Department


RUH NORTH RE-DEVELOPMENT In October 2015, the RUH started work on the construction of our new pharmacy facility. This marked another milestone in the Trust’s Fit for the Future programme, as we work to transform our estate and further improve the services we provide. Staff moved in to the new Pharmacy building in early 2017. New … Continue reading Pharmacy

Teenage Chill Out Room

In 2016 The Children’s Ward raised funds for a Teenager’s Chill Out Room and Art at the Heart created mood boards and consulted with young patients and ward staff, resulting in a bespoke design including colour scheme for walls, flooring, artwork and furnishings to meet their wishes. Graffiti Prints generously donated a signed LE print … Continue reading Teenage Chill Out Room

Oncology Outpatients Refurbishment

A complete series of giclee prints made from the original series of drawings 1987-1989. The original drawings were made using pastel, gouache and wax crayons on paper. Each stile presented a portal between the foreground flora and fauna and the appropriate background landscape.  

Mortuary & Viewing Room

The building work for this 3 storey Pathology Laboratory is now well and under way and due for completion at the end of the year. It will house the Mortuary and Chapel of Rest along with a private garden. Particular attention has been given towards this environment for bereaved families and Art at the Heart … Continue reading Mortuary & Viewing Room

Pathology Laboratory Placement

A Study of Histology by Elske Carels-Watson, Bio-Artist As a studying artist in Bio-art, Elske is fascinated by microbiology and the correlation of structures that make up the human body, equally she is fascinated by diseases and the effects it has on the human body. During her placement at the RUH, Elske wished to create … Continue reading Pathology Laboratory Placement

The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care

Working alongside the RUH Capital Projects team, architects Fielden Clegg Bradley (FCB) and RUHX (formerly known as The Forever Friends Appeal) our aim was to integrate art and design into the fabric of the environmentally sustainable and state-of-the-art unit for premature babies. We carried out consultation with parents and NICU staff to develop many aspects of … Continue reading The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care

Lansdown Restaurant

Donated funds by The Friends of the RUH commissioned a series of artwork that would create a new identity for the restaurant, and this was followed through in our branding for the menus and signage. Staff from the Lansdown Restaurant and the Friends of the RUH helped to select the successful artist, Nicky Dupays, who … Continue reading Lansdown Restaurant