Fly the flag for NHS staff

Just Regional
Apr 30, 2020 2 mins read

If you’re handy with a needle, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is calling on you to help celebrate the efforts of NHS staff through a vibrant and colourful art installation.

The Trust is asking the Norfolk community to put their sewing skills to use to help celebrate the diversity of the hospital trust, which hopes to display flags representing the 92 countries from where its workforce hails.

For this one-of-a-kind display, each flag needs to be landscape orientation and approximately 18ins wide and 12ins high, with ties on the two left corners so it can be fixed to the display.

Once made, crafters can personalise the flag in some way to express what NHS staff mean to them. This could be using embroidery, appliqué, adding embellishments or simply writing on them with markers. They can all be made with remnants and recycled fabric, so nobody is asked to go out to buy new material.

Flags will be allocated to make sure have every country is represented, and each flag has been graded as easy, medium, hard or very hard to make sure people are allocated a flag to suit their skills.

The flags will be on display at the main hospital site from Tuesday, May 12, to coincide with the International Day of the Nurse and Midwife. The deadline for flags to reach them will be noon on May 11, so please allow time for posting.

To get involved or ask any questions, please contact the NNUH Improvement Team at ImprovementTeam@nnuh.nhs.uk or call 01603 289946.

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