Street artist uses bold colours to boost hospital wellbeing

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The new adolescent oncology unit in Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Madrid has been adorned with a selection of murals from street artist Okuda San Miguel.

A collaboration between Formica Group, the Fundación Aladina and Ink and Movement has directed the donation and installation of the spectacular murals seeking to create a space for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy.

Okuda comments: “I wanted to depict the most childlike and positive part of my creations, to emotionally transform it and give it a new energy that will contribute to the wellbeing of everyone who passes through it”.

Lorena Díez, Director of the Fundación Aladina Hospitals, adds: “This initiative improves the quality of life of adolescents with cancer. Aladina aims to humanise hospitals, making the stay of cancer patients and their families as comfortable as possible. In this instance, the introduction of a vibrant and eye-catching design to the unit is to evoke a more home-like atmosphere that moves away from the sterile feeling traditionally associated with hospitals”.