Murray District Hospital donates curtains to help those in need

A nurse and Communicare employee hold up donated curtains
MDH nurse Mary Storie and Victoria Robinson from Communicare Employment Services with the donated curtains
July 6, 2018

A small gesture from Murray District Hospital (MDH) will help improve the lives of those in need this winter.

MDH has donated more than 100 old curtains which were used many years ago at the hospital to local charity Communicare.

Victoria Robinson from Communicare Employment Services said the excellent condition of the curtains means they can be used to meet several areas of need.

“We have donated half of the curtains to RUAH Community Services to assist the homeless entering into Housing Authority accommodation to add warmth to their houses this winter,” Victoria said.

“The other half are being recycled to create weighted blankets to support children with autism, cerebral palsy and restless leg syndrome.”

The weighted blankets will be designed and produced by participants in the Work for the Dole program hosted by Communicare.

MDH Advance Skill Enrolled Nurse Mary Storie was pleased the curtains will have such an important new use in the community.

“We never imagined the impact this donation could have on the community and are so pleased to see them put to good use,” she said.