Picture of sustainable hospital

A 62-metre long artwork created by talented GOSH patients depicts the journey that GOSH needs to make to become a more sustainable hospital and brings together drawings by over 100 young people.

The project was run in collaboration with hospital Energy Manager Brendan Rouse and King's Cross-based House of Illustration, the UK's only gallery and education space dedicated to promoting and celebrating the art of illustration.

The artwork was created in workshops led by illustrator Sion Ap Tomos. Workshops took place in wards, outpatient clinics and the Children's Hospital School.

Creating the artwork offered children and young people an opportunity to engage with important issues around sustainability and to think about what is most important for them. We hope that their ideas will inspire others to think about what can be done now and in the future to make our hospital more sustainable.

The artwork which can be seen in the Level 2 corridor joining Morgan Stanley Clinical Building and Octav Botnar Wing won the prestigious 2Degrees Champion Award for External Engagement in 2015 and was shortlisted for an NHS Sustainability Award. There is also a book to accompany the project.

Many thanks to SKANSKA and the Children’s Hospital School for their support.

House of Illustration

Sion Ap Tomos