Generous Donation Transforms Gumnut Ward at Canterbury Hospital for Young Patients

Posted on Monday, 29 January 2024

Canterbury Leagues Club and Campsie RSL came together to make a substantial joint donation of $50,000 to bring positive change to Gumnut Ward at Canterbury Hospital.

The donation was used to convert an unused space within Gumnut Ward into a specialised Paediatric Assessment and Care Room so patients, children under 16, have a place to attend outpatient appointments in a designated treatment space that is welcoming and where they can feel at ease during their follow-up reviews.

“The renovations go a long way to help our clinicians provide the best outcomes for our youngest patients,” said Michael Morris, Canterbury Hospital General Manager.

The new space features vibrant colors, comforting decor, and an atmosphere aimed at alleviating the stress often associated with medical visits. Additional funding was also used to refurbish an existing medical equipment storage room opposite of the Care Room to help store equipment not in use.

“I am grateful to the clubs in our community for their support. This is a much-needed addition to Gumnut Ward,” said Michael.

“The new room looked amazing when we went to visit, a testament to the hard work and care of the hospital team. Thank you for your tireless service and dedication to community healthcare!” said Peter Winchester, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.