Patients across PA Hospital coming from near and far will be a little more comfortable thanks to the Kindness Pyjama Project commencing this week.
The project means that patients with an unexpected admission, those who come from rural areas or those who do not have support people in their lives, are provided with a pair of pyjamas to keep.
Cancer Services Nurse Manager, Sue Schoonbeek, said the initiative would not be possible without the generosity of staff, fellow patients and their families.
“We have been overwhelmed with support through donations of pyjamas and cash that has allowed us to grow a well-stocked cupboard for each level of the hospital.
“Some rehabilitation units like Brain and Spinal Injuries as well as Mental Health are also receiving a cupboard to assist their long stay patients to feel a little more at home,” she said.
Launched on Wednesday, the ongoing project aims to ensure that each patient in need will receive a new or near new pair of comfy pyjamas as part of a person-centred kindness approach to making their hospital stay more comfortable and give an increased sense of dignity for those in an unexpected circumstance.
“It was very heart-warming to see our community get behind this initiative.
“One particular gentleman was walking past our launch stall, on his way back from a doctor’s appointment, and stopped to lend a hand packing pairs of pyjamas for a couple of hours!”
To donate new or near new Pyjamas, or to find out more, contact the PARF or Sue Schoonbeek on 3176 6505.