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A new family space at Logan Hospital will provide a quiet and peaceful place for relatives grieving the loss of their loved one to spend precious time together.
Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant Gillian Myles said the refurbishment of the bereavement room had been a labour of love for staff and members of the local community who had come together to ensure families had the opportunity to say goodbye in a special way.
Ms Myles said end of life care and support for the families of patients who had passed away was a vital part of the complete healthcare journey.
“Of course, the care we provide to patients while they are unwell is the cornerstone of what we do, but the care we provide to patients at the end of their lives and after they pass is just as important,” she said.
“What is wonderful about this newly refurbished space is that people from all over our Logan community have been involved to make it a warm, peaceful and culturally sensitive space for anyone who has sadly lost someone they love.
“Mission Possible volunteer Jacki Shaw spent countless hours creating two special quilts featuring feathers made from materials that represent all the different cultures living in Logan.
“It was very important that this room reflect the diversity of Logan to make everyone feel comfortable, no matter what their heritage or cultural background.”
Ms Myles said other Mission Possible volunteers, a dedicated group of local ladies, sewed the new curtains from fabric donated by State Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick, with members of the multicultural community providing vital feedback on the colours and soft furnishings used in the room.”
She said as a special addition, world renowned photographer – and Logan Hospital Clinical Equipment service officer – Wayne Budge, had generously donated several of his beautiful images that now adorn the walls of the room.
“I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in creating this space for our Logan Hospital families,” she said. “This room has already made a world of difference to people experiencing tremendous grief and that is so important.”