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Horton General Hospital

Children's Ward

Designers Peagreen have created decorative wall vinyls that have transformed the ward corridors with a forest scene populated by friendly animals and birds as well as sensory elements for children to engage with. They have also created a suite of prints for all patient areas and decorative wall vinyls for the refurbished teenage bay, as well as advising on the furniture and colour scheme for these areas. The designs have been developed to help children feel more welcome and comfortable whilst on the ward and provide a more positive environment for patients, their families and staff.

Children's Outpatients

A series of prints have been commissioned from Peagreen for Children's Outpatients to animate and bring colour to clinic rooms and corridors, and to distract children during consultation and treatment.

Emergency Department

Designers Peagreen have created a decorative screen to provide privacy for patients coming in by ambulance and to prevent those waiting being disturbed. They have also designed colourful animal wallpaper for the children's play area and advised on the colour of new seating.

Rowan Ambulatory Unit

Three 'A' Level students from North Oxfordshire Academy Art Department created new artwork as part of the RSA Driving Ambition programme, which bridges the gap between local organisations and businesses and the classroom.

The young people each selected a major employer in Banbury as the inspiration for their work - Alcan factory, Spencer's Corsets and the Horton General Hospital. They were supported by Banbury Museum in their research for the project.


Artist Hugh Turvey specialises in creating artwork from X-rays of objects. His specially designed wall piece for the waiting area of the refurbished department is created from X-rays of sage leaves.