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13 November, 2020

PJs for patients donated to Innisfail Hospital

Nurse Sharon Wilcox has been volunteering her time to find new pyjamas for Innisfail Hospital patients. Sharon first noticed the need for PJs when a young woman was admitted to Innisfail hospital after a car accident. “She came to hospital with only the clothes she had on,” explained Sharon.

“I wanted to give her something to change into, and the hospital gown wasn’t really appropriate.”

“She had no family or friends here to help her out.”

“So I decided to try and get some PJs donated.”

Sharon, who has been a nurse with Innisfail Hospital for 34 years, has been seeking donations for PJs for 5 months and so far has many sets donated.

“Thank you to everyone who has helped with the donations including Big W Cairns who have matched all purchases with equivalent amount, Larsen’s Newsagency and the people who have sold or bought tickets in my 100 Club boards.”

Sharon is also supported by Julie Cameron and Gayanne Alison who have been embroidering the PJs with the word ‘Dignity’.

“We chose the word Dignity as a recognition that the PJs give our patients more confidence and comfort, during their healing at the hospital.”

Julie and Gayanne have been embroidering the PJs in their own time with their own supplies.

The hospital can only accept new pyjamas due to infection control requirments.

If you would like to donate new pyjamas to the Innisfail Hospital, please phone Sharon on 4016 1403 or drop off at Innisfail Hospital reception.

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