MediCinema improves the difficult reality of life in hospital for patients and their families throughout the UK, giving them the resilience they need to get through an incredibly difficult time.
Being in hospital is hard, and while some patients only have to spend mere hours on a ward, many are admitted for weeks, months and even years at a time. As well as the pain, discomfort and other difficulties their condition brings, being in hospital restricts patients to the hospital grounds and cuts them off from life outside the hospital. With little to do, boredom becomes a real problem, and it is almost impossible for patients to have any sense of normality.
But we believe in the power of cinema – a good film enjoyed together makes everyone feel better.
MediCinema gives patients and their families a break from the ward and all the difficulties of being in hospital through the transformative power of cinema. We do this by building, installing and running cinemas in places of care. Our cinemas are specifically designed to comfortably accommodate wheelchairs and hospital beds whilst maintaining a real and immersive cinema experience away from the wards for patients and their families.
We began breaking new ground when we opened our first hospital cinema in 1999. To date we have six MediCinemas with a new site due to open at Alder Hey Children's Hospital later in 2024.