Mayor of Crawley opens new artwork at Langley Green Hospital
The Worshipful Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Raj Sharma, officially opened new Sinna1 art installations on Coral and Jade ward gardens at Langley Green Hospital on Monday 28 November 2016.
Langley Green Hospital cares for people facing mental health challenges such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, clinical depression and severe anxiety. Around 75% of the people cared for at Langley Green have been detained under the Mental Health Act and so are unable to leave the wards unescorted.
For many patients, at the beginning of their hospital stay, the ward gardens are the only opportunity people have to go outside. Make Your Mark is Sussex Partnership's arts and health programme and commissioned Brighton based artist Sinna1 to run a participatory art project with service users and staff to improve the hospital's outdoor environment.
Feedback from our patients has been fantastic: "It has made a great difference; seeing him in action has been fascinating."
The art project was made possible thanks to the support of staff at Langley Green Hospital, who fundraised at Walk for Wards to improve the hospital gardens. We are delighted to see their hard work come to fruition in the transformation of the hospital gardens!