In 2009 the Friends offered to brighten the hospital wards and corridors with original works of art collected by the charity Paintings in Hospitals with a loan of 19 artworks on an initial three year contract. In following years more paintings were added to the collection and currently the Friends fund the hire of 29 paintings. The contract is up for renewal once again and the Friends are taking the opportunity to refresh the collection. Recently 3 of the Friends committee went round the hospital to look at the paintings, talk to staff and subsequently a trip to University College Hospital in London was organised to choose some new paintings. The Friends hope that they will be in place in the next few months.
July 2017: Four new paintings have now been received and 5 are to be returned. These new additions will soon be displayed in the hospital.