Keith Butler, nurse unit manager Sue Maclean and Brian Vincent.
Keith Butler, nurse unit manager Sue Maclean and Brian Vincent. Renee Pilcher

Hospital rooms get makeover

GYMPIE Hospital’s palliative care rooms were given a makeover recently, thanks to the Gympie and District Freemasons.

Enrolled nurse Bev Parry, who works in the hospital’s Extended Services Unit, got the ball rolling when she talked to the Freemasons’ assistant grand superintendent of works, Keith Butler.

Mr Butler organised for the purchase of the paint, while local painter Maurice Sheather provided his services free of charge.

Mrs Parry said repainting the rooms had made a big difference for patients and their families, who often spent long hours in the rooms.

“The walls are now a beautiful cream colour with brightly coloured feature walls,” Mrs Parry said.

“The atmosphere in these rooms now provides what we hope is a better experience for those patients facing end-of-life care.”

Mrs Parry said community spirit was alive and well in Gympie.

Gympie Times


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