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Artwork installation to celebrate community diversity

Friday 5 July marked the 76th birthday of the NHS. Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust marked the occasion with the unveiling of a new, public mural at Pinderfields Hospital. The mural is inspired by the Trust staff’s personal stories of immigration, hope, and daily life, and captures the diversity of their journeys and experiences.

The mural has been created by visual artist Mo Barrangi, assisted by local artist Suzie Cross. The artwork is the outcome of a three-month artistic residency at Pinderfields Hospital in partnership with Our Year Wakefield: a year-long programme bringing events and activities to everyone across the Wakefield district. A film about the making of the mural is currently in production and will air later this year as part of the celebration.

The installation has been commissioned by Unlimited, an arts commissioning body that supports, funds and promotes new work by disabled artists for UK and international audiences. 

Keith Ramsay, Chair of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said;

“We were delighted to be offered the art installation as part of Our Year Wakefield. A great project to celebrate our community’s diversity. What was once a bleak concrete wall is now filled with colour and will be appreciated by both staff and patients

On behalf of the Trust I wish to say thank you to Mo for capturing and interpreting our staff’s voice in your unique and inspiring style. 

“As we celebrate another birthday in the NHS, I want to also take the opportunity to thank our incredible staff and volunteers, past and present, for all that they do, making our organisation what it is today.” 


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