This Ed Sheeran may be an alpaca but the sensational visit of the woolly local and his buddy Tim Tam has delighted patients and staff alike.
The friendly pair are now making regular visits to Beaudesert Hospital as part of the Delta Pet program which brings the joy of animal companionship to those who need it most.
Nursing and Midwifery Director Jacquie Smith said introducing the alpacas was a long but exciting journey that had resulted in Beaudesert Hospital being the only hospital in Australia to have alpacas as part of pet therapy to brighten the lives of patients who visit and stay in the hospital.
“We are up to our third visit from the alpacas and we are just delighted to have these visitors from the country pop in on our country hospital patients,” she said.
“It is priceless to see the shock and the joy on the faces of our patients as well as the staff when they see – and hear – the sweet creatures coming directly into the wards.”