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"Beautiful, it gives serenity to the environment and will cheer up operators and children. You are very good, congratulations " Anna Maria from Facebook
"Everything is really great! It has the purity of a child's soul." Gigliola from Facebook
"Wonderful, a dream setting, thank you on behalf of the many children who will look at hospitals with dreamy eyes and forget for a second their suffering, congratulations" Iolanda from Facebook
" A nice gesture, a great job, thank you we needed a touch of colour in Messina❤❤❤ " Emma from Facebook
" It's really beautiful it was a wonderful project ...👏👏👏👏👏 " Dori from Facebook
"The man who makes children who suffer dream, you are wonderful, congratulations" Iolanda from Facebook
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Joy and colours for the young patients of the General Hospital of Messina

Painted Hospitals restarts after lockdown for Covid-19, with a large work of over 200 sqm 

A project carried out in collaboration with theAssociation ABC Amici dei Bimbi in Corsia,

thanks to funds raised on the Eppela crowdfunding platform, as part of the MSD CrowdCaring project.

POLYCLINIC OF MESSINA: Aquarium in the Ward in the paediatric emergency department 

POLICLINICO DI MESSINA: The Bosco Magico, the playroom for child neuropsychiatry 

POLICLINICO DI MESSINA: Smile Island for child neuropsychiatry 

BEFORE AND AFTER: Smile Island for child neuropsychiatry 

"Putting one's talent at the disposal of others is a noble act that deserves the support of those who, like me, since the beginning with Eppela, believe in the potential of every person. Painted Hospitals is not just any old project, but a demonstration of how every positive gesture can bring smiles, happiness and solidarity, even when the space is entirely taken up by pain.

This is why it is necessary to establish virtuous relationships, such as the mentorship with MSD, in order to contribute to the creation of a better world.

Nicola Lencioni

Managing Director of Eppela

"We believe in the power of children's imagination.
Painted Hospitals is a beautiful art project that uses the power of colour and imagination to help children in children's hospitals to keep smiling, dream and travel with their imagination. Gianni Rodari used to say that imagination can give us the keys to enter reality in new ways and can help children to get to know the world. The profound and humanmeaning of this project goes precisely in this direction, and so we wanted to support it to continue the magic it creates".

Nicoletta Luppi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer MSD Italy


Child neuropsychiatry

"We are very proud of our collaboration with Ospedali Dipinti, as Maestro Irilli was able to perfectly interpret our requests and achieve the joint objective of bringing joy to children in hospital.

Nino Abbate

President ABC - Amici dei Bimbi in Corsia.

«I would like to thank ABC Onlus, MSD, Eppela, the Policlinico di Messina, and all the people and local companies who have believed in this dream with their donations. A great team has been formed with a single objective: to stay close to the young patients, their families and the doctors. As of today, the Polyclinic begins to take on a new colour, with a special welcome to banish the fears of the young patients. Every time this happens, we will have done something important together.»


Artist and Founder of Painted Hospitals


Paediatric Emergency Room


Child Neuropsychiatry Game Room












"Giving a smile is the greatest gift you can give yourself".

ABC Friends of Children in the Ward