Scenes from Sheffield Children’s hospital get a station show

Exhibition of images taken at Sheffield Children's Hospital.'A patient preparing for chemotherapy. Picture taken by Andy Brown for 'You're Not Alone', under licence to The Children's Hospital Charity.
Exhibition of images taken at Sheffield Children's Hospital.'A patient preparing for chemotherapy. Picture taken by Andy Brown for 'You're Not Alone', under licence to The Children's Hospital Charity.
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Behind-the-scenes photographs of young patients taken at Sheffield Children’s Hospital are to go on show at the city’s railway station today.

You’re Not Alone, which gave three photographers access to the hospital’s wards and departments, is the first exhibition ever to be held at the station in its waiting rooms.

It features images of previously unseen aspects and characters, taken in an attempt to reduce the anxiety associated with visits to the hospital.

“We recognise coming to hospital can be an anxious time and this can come from an uncertainty of what to expect,” said Cat Powell, manager of the hospital’s art programme Artfelt.

“By sharing patients’, parents’ and staff experiences, we hope to demonstrate that we are not alone in our anxieties, and wish to provide viewers time to reflect on and even celebrate what makes their own experiences of the hospital so unique.

“Through these stories we aim to share a glimpse of the bravery, care, dedication and even humour that exists at the hospital every day.”

Photographers Shaun Bloodworth, Andy Brown and Richard Hanson created the display.

It is also to go on show at The Workstation until June 1 to launch the hospital’s Make It Better fundraising campaign for a £40m revamp.