Posted on Monday, 10 May 2021

Parents accessing expert parenting help from Tresillian are now dining in more comfortable surroundings after a joint funding venture between Canterbury League Club, Tresillian and NSW Ministry of Health saw the complete renovation of their dining room.

“The Tresillian Residential Centre at Canterbury Hospital is over 30 years old and the dining and kitchen area used by families was very outdated and non-functional,” said Robert Mills, Chief Executive Officer of Tresillian.

Canterbury contributed $20,000 to help with the overall renovations. Work occurred during the last Christmas closure and was completed in early January.

“The dining room and kitchen was totally gutted and re-done from scratch. The refurbishment also included new floor coverings, kitchen facilities and appliances, and a new play area for the children which provides families with a safe space for children to play while they dine and talk together,” said Robert.

“We also upgraded the nurses’ station at the same time, complete with new joinery, and all rooms were re-painted.”

As many as 28 families per week come through the dining room during their 4-night, 5-day Residential Program with Tresillian.

“Having a modern and comfortable place to gather with your family can help set the right tone during mealtimes and reduce the stress of staying in an unfamiliar place. Canterbury is proud to support this initiative and we hope the families enjoy the new space,” said Paul Dunn, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.