Laurie Hastings


We commissioned bespoke illustrations for the Birth Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which opened in February 2014. Illustrator Laurie Hastings was selected from over 90 applicants to design illustrations throughout the centre which complement the relaxing feel of the midwife-led unit for parents.

Laurie’s designs were inspired by the aromatherapy oils often used to help women during labour. Artworks in the birthing rooms integrate the plants that produce these oils. These illustrations complement the relaxing and spa-like feel of the unit for patients. The work we have undertaken has transformed the environment and the experience for expectant mothers. The brief was created in consultation with the hospital’s midwives in order to create imagery that was appropriate and beneficial to the needs of the patient.

Signed editions of Laurie’s prints are for sale  with all proceeds supporting our arts in health programme throughout the hospital. You can view the prints below and if you are interested in purchasing one, please contact