DIGGING IN: The team of volunteers working hard to bring an Ipswich Hospital courtyard back to life.
PATIENTS at the Ipswich Hospital will soon enjoy better rehabilitation outcomes thanks to the support of the Australian Industry Trade College Ipswich and Bunnings Bundamba.
As part of Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s ongoing partnership with the college, 13 students and staff started work on reinvigorating the Rehabilitation and Stroke Ward (6B) courtyard of Ipswich Hospital.
This courtyard is a communal space for the ward staff, patients, and their families.
Rehab and Stroke Nurse Unit Manager, Jude Brown, began the day by giving the students a talk about what their ward does, the types of patients they see, and the importance of having an outdoor space for patients and families to meet.
She also spoke about how outdoor areas and recreational activities like gardening can help improve the rehabilitation outcomes of the patients in their ward.
Bunnings Bundamba donated plants and gardening supplies to the project, including a wheelchair accessible raised garden bed and hand tools for patients to use as part of their rehabilitation.
This activity will be one of many ongoing projects where the AITC students will put their skills into practice and participate in the planning and execution of these projects, all while improving the outdoor
spaces within West Moreton Health.
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