New recliner chairs have now become part of the furniture at Westmead Hospital.
Fantastic Furniture has donated 26 recliner chairs to Westmead Hospital’s women’s and newborn health department to make the stays of patients and their families a lot more comfortable.
The new chairs are in the women’s health ward, where patients are being treated for high-risk pregnancies and gynaecological cancers.
“Quite often, patients can come from different regions of NSW, requiring highly specialised treatment and care, and families requiring longer stays by their loved ones’ side,” women’s and newborn health operations director Donna Garland said.
“A recent survey of patients who had the opportunity to have their families within the room for longer periods showed improved emotional wellbeing. The generous support of Fantastic Furniture will allow us to make long nights in hospital a little more relaxing.”
Ovarian cancer patient Phyllis Matthews was one of the first to get one in her room.
“The chairs are so comfortable and they’re so easy to relax in, I could easily fall asleep in mine,” she said.
“I think it’s wonderful Fantastic Furniture has helped make patients’ stay in hospital a lot better.”
Fantastic Furniture area leader Renee Bosworth praised the care provided at Westmead Hospital.
“We are thrilled to provide ultra-comfortable reclining armchairs to the department to improve the quality of comfort and the day-to-day support family members need.”
Westmead Medical Research Foundation partnerships manager Susie Saba added:
“We are so pleased that Fantastic Furniture has donated these recliner chairs. I hope it inspires more businesses to think about ways in which they can support our communities.”
Details: My Westmead, 1800 639 037 or go to mywestmead.org.au.