Stained glass windows brighten up Gorleston hospital

Ruth Straughan and Ian Walker standing by the new stained glass windows
Picture: JPUH

Ruth Straughan and Ian Walker standing by the new stained glass windows Picture: JPUH - Credit: Archant

An artist has created four stained glass windows to brighten up the James Paget University Hospital's day care unit.

The Gorleston hospital's arts committee commissioned Ruth Straughan, of Hopton-based Hobland Stained Glass, to create four windows with a seaside theme for the unit's waiting room.

The construction of the panels took a month to complete, including design and construction time, and was funded through committee funds, which are accumulated throughout the year from events and art sales.

Ian Walker, committee chairman, said: 'The whole idea of artwork in a hospital is for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff.

'It brightens up the premises and hopefully reduces stress at what can be a difficult time.'

Hobland Stained Glass will be taking part in the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios from May 27 until June 11.

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