Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust

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Part of Enhancing the Healing Environment

Date started: 1 Oct 2001
Organisation: acute
Service: adult acute
Project: public spaces


A corridor in Chase Farm Hospital, linking the x-ray department and operating theatres to wards, including the children's Kingfisher Ward.

Aims and outcomes

The project team wanted to transform a busy and bleak corridor into a calming space that would help relax patients on their way to theatre.

The team took inspiration from the name of the children's ward and created a design scheme and installation based on the theme of the kingfisher. A stained glass window and large photographs were commissioned, which, together with new flooring and muted ‘river’ colours, created a 'kingfisher trail' along the route of the corridor.

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