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Art Brightens Waiting Room

21 February 2017

A local artist has created four stained glass windows to brighten up the James Paget University Hospital’s Day Care Unit.

The James Paget University Hospital 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.

“The whole idea of artwork in a hospital is for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff, “ said committee chair Ian Walker. “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 event from 27 May until 11 June. For more information, visit