Palliative Care in Wellington receives $50,000 government grant

FUNDING: Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders with Aboriginal health worker Jody Chester, health service manager Steven Dyer, wardsperson Kathy Burns and nurse unit manager Donna Brennan at Wellington Hospital. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
FUNDING: Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders with Aboriginal health worker Jody Chester, health service manager Steven Dyer, wardsperson Kathy Burns and nurse unit manager Donna Brennan at Wellington Hospital. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Two single rooms, a private communal area and kitchen and an outdoor gathering area at Wellington Hospital will be refreshed, thanks to a government grant.

Patients, friends, families and carers will benefit from the refurbishments to palliative care at the hospital, with $50,000 provided.

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Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said Wellington was one of 34 palliative care facilities to be refurbished.

"The updates will create spaces for families to gather around their loved one. The priority is also to make sure the areas are culturally safe for Wellington's Aboriginal community," he said.

"These are projects that help create more home-like environments, bring dignity and comfort.

"There is nothing more confronting or emotional than an end-of-life scenario, so this is about ensuring there is a greater degree of comfort for people who find themselves in this situation."

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