A crescendo of colour now greets many patients in wards and departments throughout the hospitals.
Commercial artist Steve Robson from Ingleby Barwick has transformed many areas with his eye-catching and stimulating murals.
After starting work in the children’s wards, he has also been enlisted to brighten up the X-ray department, Cleveland assessment unit and accident and emergency.
Another project involved working closely with young people and Middlesbrough Youth Parliament to create an adolescent area on the children’s wards. Steve, a traditional sign writer by trade, found he had a skill for mural art after decorating his son’s bedroom.