For patients in intensive care and HDU, the environment can be frightening and disorientating. Sense of time disappears and without a view out, any connection to life outdoors and weather conditions is hard to maintain. This week at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough we met with patients, staff and relatives who generously shared their experiences of the critical care environment and of delirium. The importance of environment, sound and the view from hospital bed was stressed by all. The next stage of the En’Light’en project will focus on critical care and whether the creative application of light and imagery (view) can bring a sense of connection and orientation to patients, staff and relatives who spend hours, days, weeks and, for some, years in this stressful environment.