Through the support of Dry July, SolarisCare Foundation recently undertook the development of a purpose-built community garden within Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands (WA).
The garden will be an oasis within the hospital setting, providing a safe place for patients and their families to take a break and relax.
Clinical Haematologist at SCGH, Founder and Medical Director of SolarisCare Foundation, Dr David Joske, said patients needed a tranquil location to cope with their diagnoses and treatment. “There are times patients simply need to get away to take some time out for themselves – this time of solitude and reflection has been proven as effective in enhancing treatment,” Dr Joske said.
SolarisCare Cancer Support Centres are the leading provider of integrative care for cancer across Australia, providing free vital support services to all types of adult cancer patients and their primary carers.
SolarisCare has opened the Community Garden to all patients, families, volunteers and staff within the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, providing a place of reflection and respite.
The area which had been previously unusable and inaccessible marked the beginning of an incredible journey.