at the Gateway Surgical Centre
Opened November 2005
A hospital, like a community is built on trust. It needs to
serve all within that community as a focus of confidence and
sculpture 'Equity' represents the wonderful cultural diversity
that the borough of Newham enjoys. Every hand hewn sphere within
the circle represents one of the 110 global languages spoken
in the borough. Each of these being as important as the next
in order to complete the circle and ensure its stability. All
of these languages are inscribed on the bronze.
community project works without the goodwill and energy of a
vast variety of people with an even greater diversity of skills.
The bedrock of this hospital project is represented in the hemisphere
base. You will see thumb prints of some of the many participants
in the project captured in a moment in time upon the bronze.
In this way we are recognising their contribution towards providing
more support within the community.