Getting crafty to celebrate NNUH’s workforce

A flagship project has been launched to celebrate the heroic efforts of NHS staff through a new vibrant and colourful art installation.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is calling on the region’s sewers to help celebrate the diversity of the hospital trust by displaying personalised flags that represent all 92 countries of its workforce.

The Trust is asking the community to put their sewing skills to use and help create this one-of-a-kind display.

Each flag needs to be landscape orientation and approximately 18 inches wide and 12 inches high, with ties on the two left corners to enable fixing to the display.

Once made, crafters are being urged to personalise the flag in some way to express what NHS staff mean to them.  This could be using embroidery, applique, adding embellishments or simply writing on them with markers. We would encourage you to make the flags from any fabric that is the right colours – this could also be recycled fabric from unwanted clothing or housewares. Please do not go out especially to get materials.

Flags will be allocated to each sewer depending on which countries flags we need flags for, to make sure we have every country represented.  Each flag has been graded ‘easy, medium, hard or very hard’ to make sure you are allocated a flag at a difficulty level you are comfortable with.

The flags will be on display at the main hospital site from Tuesday 12 May to coincide with the International Day of the Nurse and Midwife. The deadline for flags to reach us will be 12pm on Monday 11 May 2020 – please allow time for posting.

To get involved or ask any questions, please contact the NNUH Improvement Team at or 01603 289946.

Thursday 30th of April 2020 08:55:00 AM