Old equipment to make new sculpture

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The centre has agreed to make a striking sculpture using obsolete hospital equipment.

Old pieces of equipment that can no longer be used or repaired include obsolete blood pressure monitors, parts of hospital beds, surgical hands, microscopes, a former anaesthetic machine, a broken dialysis machine and wheelchairs.

Anyone with ideas for the sculpture should contact us via www.sath.nhs.uk/nhs70 before February 16. Every suggestion will be discussed by a panel from SaTH and the British Ironwork Centre before a final design is created and unveiled at SaTH’s Charity Fun Day.

Richard Jones, senior communications specialist at SaTH, was the man who originally floated the idea of working with the British Ironwork Centre, which is based at Oswestry to create a sculpture to mark the landmark.

He said: “I have known the team at the British Ironwork Centre for many years, and having been involved in a number of exciting projects with them in the past, I knew they would be the perfect partners to create something that reflects how passionate we all are about the NHS.”

Clive Knowles, owner and chairman of the British Ironwork Centre, said: “We are delighted to be…

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