It is important that patients within a hospital environment have access to a space that is an escape, especially during the tough times of a cancer diagnoses and treatment. This year, funds from Dry July aim to help support the refurbishment of Mater Hospital Brisbane’s 10B lounge for those being treated for cancer.
The intention is to transform this space from a clinical area to a warm, inviting and tranquil space for patients during their treatment. These improvements will greatly benefit patients’ mental and emotional wellbeing during their long periods of stay in hospital. Not only is this space designed to benefit patients, it is also particularly important for their families, providing them a personal area to reflect and grieve during the difficult days. This area will be updatedto include plants—bringing the outdoors in—as well as equipped with artwork, a DVD player and PlayStation.
The overall aim of the project is to help reduce stress and anxiety for patients during one of the hardest times in their lives. Having a calm and tranquil environment during such a stressful period would be greatly appreciated by Mater patients. Help them by signing up today.