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b&hArts runs an innovative arts programme at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.  




NHS 70: Thanks for Everything

A commemoration of the history of care provided in our hospitals to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, delivered thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund leading to a new permanent commission by Carrie Reichardt.


Special commission

Ceramic artwork suggestive of the Mediterranean sun and sea by artist and ceramicist Emily Gardiner for Harefield transplant patients #Harefieldceramic



We work with artists and craftisans to run monthly ‘crafternoons’ and participatory workshops.


Contact arts@rbht.nhs.uk to register your interest

Singing for breathing

Singing for Breathing

Weekly workshops to:
  • learn breathing techniques 
  • release physical tension
  • meet new people
  • have fun

Find out more about Singing for Breathing



We work with artists and in collaboration with departments to improve clinical spaces, and enhance the patient experience in the hospitals. We also manage a collection of 1,200 pieces of art that are displayed in patients’ areas and across the hospitals.

Find out more about our commissions




rb&hArts manages temporary exhibitions in a number of public spaces across the hospitals - the coffee shop and 3rd Floor in Sydney Wing, and Hungry Hare and ReBeat gallery in Harefield.


Vocal beats

Vocal Beats

Two days a week on the paediatric ward, lead music facilitators  Heather McClelland and Stac accompanied by beatboxers Bellatrix and Mc Zani, take young inpatients on a musical journey. The project aims to enhance levels of wellbeing, music skills and confidence. It is funded by BBC Children in Need, Brompton Fountain and Youth Music. To find out more, see the year one report (PDF, 181KB).

Vocal beats

Musicians in residence

Musicians Adrian Garratt and Stac Dowdeswell provide live music on our adult wards each week. 

Find out more about our musicians in residence programme



The rb&hArts logo is designed by artist Steven Appleby, who also created the artwork in the Royal Brompton Centre for Sleep.


Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121


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