Mundubbera Hospital has been empowered to provide additional facilities for palliation after the local Freemasons generously provided a $4000 donation.
The funds donated by Mundubbera-Burnett Masonic Lodge and Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland will go towards the conversion of a quiet room into a palliative care room, as well as revitalising the plant nursery.
Mundubbera-Burnett Masonic Lodge Secretary Peter Keller said when patients reach the stage of palliative care, it’s all about keeping them comfortable and enhancing their quality of life by providing a peaceful environment.
“The plant nursery, in particular, will help to create a serene environment,” Peter said.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark thanked Mundubbera-Burnett Masonic Lodge for identifying this important regional initiative which will enable more palliative care patients to remain close to their loved ones.
“Enhancing the built environment to improve patients’ quality of life tallies with our values which are about alleviating suffering,” Gary said.
“Together, the Lodge and Hand Heart Pocket have been able to make a bigger difference at a grassroots level.”
Photo: Mundubbera-Burnett Masonic Lodge has provided a hand up for Mundubbera Hospital.