A Llandyssil man will see his design for a sculpture to celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service take shape - after his 'stand out' concept wowed NHS organisers.

The unique sculpture, which is being created by The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry from obsolete hospital equipment, will be unveiled at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s (SaTH) charity Fun Day on Saturday, July 7.

The design submitted by 34-year-old Oliver Vaughan-Jones, a regular patient at hospitals across the country since being diagnosed with a life-altering neurological condition 10-years-ago, stood out above all others according to organisers, and he will now be asked to link up and share ideas with artist Luke Kite.

"I am hugely honoured to have been asked to liaise with Luke. I have seen some of his creations and they are phenomenally good. Being able to have a small amount of input in this major project is very exciting," he said.

"My illness means I can be bed-bound for weeks at a time, but even though I have been unwell for a long time I am constantly striving to get better and my passion for art and product design often helps me through the darkest days.

"Having been in and out of hospitals on more occasions than I care to imagine, I really appreciate the care and kindness that has been shown to me over the years. Hospitals are not without their faults, I for one know that better than most, but the NHS is a world leading organisation and I look forward to being able to give something back to the system."

Oliver is a former Product Design Engineering student at Brunel University in London, but in 2008 he was diagnosed with M.E. (Myalgic encephalomyelitis) – an illness that is characterised by a range of neurological symptoms and signs, muscle pain with intense physical or mental exhaustion, relapses and specific cognitive disabilities.

And now his design, which will be made with old pieces of equipment that can no longer be used, such as obsolete blood pressure monitors, parts of hospital beds, surgical hands and microscopes, will be made real with the help of the British Ironwork Centre.

Clive Knowles, Ironwork Centre owner said: "It was incredibly inspiring to read all the different suggestions but we all felt the hairs on the back of our necks stand to attention as we read through Oliver’s blueprints. He is obviously an extremely talented young man who has fallen on hard times through illness but the determination he has shown to submit a full portfolio of fabulous drawing only goes to emphasise how important projects like this are to people who really care about our NHS."

"We will create something that stands the test of time and not only reflects our love for the NHS but also the kind, caring and hard-working people who work in the organisation throughout Shropshire," he added.