Art­work is right from the heart

League gift helps pa­tients feel at home

Isis Town and Country - - FRONT PAGE - By JIM ALOUAT

THE res­i­den­tial care unit at Childers Hospi­tal is a lit­tle brighter thanks to a gen­er­ous do­na­tion of a paint­ing by the Childers Catholic Women’s League.

Childers Hospi­tal nurs­ing di­rec­tor Su­san Parks said the paint­ing of a Woodgate beach scene, by Ngari Pearce from Dalarnil, would help res­i­dents feel at home in the unit.

“The paint­ing will hang in the res­i­dents’ lounge and con­trib­ute to the home-like at­mos­phere for our res­i­dents and their vis­i­tors,” Ms Parks said.

“On be­half of the Childers Hospi­tal staff, I would like to thank the Childers Catholic Women’s League for their con­tin­ued sup­port of the unit,” she said.

Do­minic Devine hospi­tal board chair­man I know each of the people in the res­i­den­tial care unit will ap­pre­ci­ate this new ad­di­tion

League pres­i­dent So­nia Jones said the group en­joyed de­vel­op­ing the project.

“We hope the res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to Childers Hospi­tal High Care Wing will en­joy this lovely paint­ing,” Ms Jones said.

Wide Bay Hospi­tal and Health Board chair­man Do­minic Devine wel­comed the do­na­tion.

“The sup­port Childers Hospi­tal re­ceives from the com­mu­nity is much ap­pre­ci­ated and highly val­ued by the Wide Bay Hospi­tal and Health Ser­vice,” Mr Devine said.

“I know each of the people in the res­i­den­tial care unit will ap­pre­ci­ate this new ad­di­tion to their sur­round­ings,” he said.

Other items pre­vi­ously do­nated by the league in­clude a clover ta­ble for the res­i­dents’ din­ing room.

PHOTO: ZACH HOGG BUN200614PNT1

ART FROM THE HEART: Childers Hospi­tal di­vi­sional ther­a­pist Lyn Dobbs and di­rec­tor of nurs­ing Su­san Parks are grate­ful for the do­na­tion of a paint­ing by the Childers Catholic Women’s League.

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