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Art transplant

From next week the recently completed £206m Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, the largest hospital development in Britain and the first NHS teaching hospital to be built in London in 20 years, will be bedecked in paintings and other artworks on loan from the Arts Council. These include works by, among others, Anthony Caro, Barry Flanagan, Lucy Jones, John Hoyland and Michael Craig-Martin. The glistening hospital architecture, designed by Sheppard Robson, has already been enlivened with Allen Jones's colourful and lofty sculpture Acrobat as well as by bright silk banners designed by Patrick Heron. The hospital's energetic Theatre for Health arts project has also been developing a programme of music, plays and other performances. If you fall ill, try to be taken to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Fulham Road, London SW10. Theatre for Health can be reached on 0181 846 6821.