This category is aimed at providing the best possible environment of care, from first arrival/ impressions and throughout the care pathway. This can include the physical environment and/or the emotional environment. Judges will be looking for evidence of patient involvement and inclusion.

Previous submissions have included examples of art, music, dances and providing access to books.

This category is open to all heathcare organisations (including GP practices and Care Homes) but may also be of interest to: 

Artists and other dramatic arts
Architects/ Designers

If you have some examples of how you have improved your patients’ experience through the environment of their care then why not put forward a submission now? What better way to acknowledge the great work of your team, share your best practice and gain recognition for the superb initiatives you have implemented?

PENNA 2023 – Environment of Care Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Environment of Care
Winner Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Critical Care Healing GardenClick here to watch Video
Runner Up University Hospital Bristol and Weston Dance for DementiaClick here to watch Video
Newmedica Building a patient-centric environment
 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust The Health Care of Older People Shared Governance Council’s Radio Project

PENNA 2022 – Environment of Care Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust
The Eternal Garden
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Arts at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


PENNA 20-21 – Environment of Care Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Creating with Care RUNNER UP
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT A collaborative approach to developing Portering Standards for Person Centred Care WINNER
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool

PENNA 2019 – Environment of Care Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Knead to Chat WINNER
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Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Magnolia House: Co-design with Bereaved Families  

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King Edward VII’s Hospital Improving Inclusion and Welcome in Imaging Suite Download Slides
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Fast Track Accessibility Programme Download Slides
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup – A hospital designed together Download Slides
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital, UCLH Emotional and Physical Pathway Improvement for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Download Slides

 PENNA 2018 – Environment of Care Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

Hospice UK Fresh Eyes WINNER
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University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust Sleep Kits RUNNER UP
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Air Arts Air Arts is TEN
Hywel Dda University Health Board Mynydd Mawr Rehabilitation Ward Download Presentation
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust First Impressions
Serco Nobody is Just a…Empowering Support Staff Download Presentation

 PENNA 2015 – Environment of Care Winner, Runner Up & Finalists

WINNER: West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Watch the winners presentation here.

Rose Vital Tray
RUNNER UP: Wirral Community NHS Trust Environments for Children
FINALIST: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust The Live Project – Building Communities, Encouraging Recovery